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1. When did Modified Stage 3 Emergency Water Restrictions start?
April 1, 2014

2. What are my lawn watering days in Modified Stage 3 Emergency Water Restrictions?
Outdoor irrigation activities are restricted from occurring between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and continues to allow only twice-per-month lawn irrigation.

Last digit of address
Allowed landscape water day
0, 2, 4, 6, 8 (Even)
First and third Saturday of the month
(irrigation prohibited between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
1, 3, 5, 7, 9 (Odd)
First and third Sunday of the month
(irrigation prohibited between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

3. Is there a time of day restriction for lawn watering?
Outdoor irrigation activities are prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

4. What are the guidelines for foundations and ornamental landscape?
Use of drip irrigation systems and soaker hoses to protect foundations is allowed. Recommended maximum 2 hours when needed and not during precipitation periods. Hand watering of ornamental flower beds and other ornamental landscaping is allowed; hand watering of lawns is prohibited. Variances are available for watering of existing newly installed landscaping until vegetative roots are established. Any variance approved for watering new landscaping will expire 30 days after becoming effective.

5. I need to make repairs to my pool. Can I drain and refill the pool?
Pools may be drained and refilled for repairs as needed (must follow proper water disposal methods).

6. I see sport fields being watered more than once a week, is this allowed?
Public athletic fields may be watered as needed to meet safety concerns.

7. Can I wash my car, hose down my sidewalk and patio?
Washing of vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. is permitted. Washing or hosing down of sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches, parking areas or other similar paved surfaces is permitted..

8. I need to plant some new landscape or sod. Is this allowed?
A variance for 30 days will be granted for new landscape or sod. Variances may be granted either by Michelle Mann (972-744-4228), Cynthia Sandlin (972-744-4220) or Lindsay Turman (972-744-4168).

9. Are car wash fundraisers allowed?
Yes. Car wash fundraisers are allowed.

10. I have a hardship and will have difficulty following some Water Restrictions guidelines, who can help me?
In special circumstances, variances can be given. These variances will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Public Services Director. Have these residents and businesses contact Michelle Mann (972-744-4228), Cynthia Sandlin (972-744-4220) or Lindsay Turman (972-744-4168).

11. I see schools and other large green areas watering on days they are not supposed to be, why?
These large areas have more zones that can’t all be watered in one day.

Last updated: 4/17/2014 3:45:47 PM