Daytime water restrictions lifted starting Oct. 1

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(File photo by Steve Southwell)

Starting Oct. 1, Lewisville water customers can resume daytime watering by automatic irrigation or hose-end sprinklers. This is prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the months of May through September under the city’s Emergency Water Management plan.

Water customers are still limited to outdoor watering two days per week with irrigation systems or hose-end sprinklers. Hand-watering, drip irrigation and soaker hoses are allowed on any day at any time.

Lewisville City Council amended the city’s Emergency Water Management plan in 2014 to year-round mandatory outdoor watering restrictions for all customers. The plan assigned two days per week for water customers to use lawn and landscape irrigation. Residential addresses ending in an even number or with no street address are allowed to water only on Tuesday and Saturday. Residential addresses ending in an odd number are allowed to water only on Wednesday and Sunday. Commercial and multi-family customers are allowed to water year round only on Monday and Thursday.

Violators can receive a citation. There are some exceptions, including properties that do not tap into the city water supply, properties that are too large to be watered within the allowed time and properties that install new sod or landscaping.

Lewisville purchases water from Dallas Water Utilities, and is required to adopt conservation provisions that are consistent with those applied in Dallas. Similar restrictions exist in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington and many other cities in the region.

For more information on water conservation, check out the Water Conservation page on cityoflewisville.com.