To keep the city’s water supply at a safe level and to comply with the city’s whole sale water purchase contracts, the following restrictions apply at all times:

  • No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • No watering on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Even numbered addresses may water on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Odd numbered addresses may water on Tuesday and Fridays.
  • When watering, a constant stream of water should not be allowed to flow into the street drainage.
  • Watering during precipitation is prohibited. Rain sensors are required on newer watering systems.


  • Handheld and soaker hoses are allowed to be used any time.

Drought Contingency Plan (Emergency Water Use Plan) Information:

The Drought Contingency Plan may, depending on need, also prohibit all or some of the following non-essential uses (water use that does not directly benefit or maintain health, personal cleanliness, or firefighting purposes):

  1. Irrigation of landscape areas, including parks, athletic fields, and golf courses, except otherwise provided under this Plan;
  2. Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle; except as otherwise provided under this plan.
  3. Use of water to wash down any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;
  4. Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
  5. Flushing gutters or permitting water to run in any gutter or street, except as part of water quality management to flush stagnant water or enhance disinfection residuals;
  6. Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools or Jacuzzi-type pools;
  7. Use of water in a fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except where necessary to support aquatic life;
  8. Failure to repair a leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s) and; 
  9. Use of water from hydrants for construction purposes or any other purposes other than fire fighting.
  10. Use of water from public drinking supply for gas well operations including fracturing and drilling

For more information, call 972-237-8377 or 972-237-8154.