New Watering Restrictions starting April 1
Phase 1 watering restrictions will be in place from April 1st-October 31st. Use of automatic irrigations systems is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during this period. As temperatures rise, watering your lawn during the hottest part of the day is inefficient since it mostly evaporates, leaving your lawn thirsty, costing you money, and depleting water supplies. Also keep in mind that you may not need to water at all. Grass needs less water than most people think, particularly if we have received recent precipitation. You can visit the Weekly Water Advice page, sponsored by Dallas Water Utilities, to find out if and how much you need to water based on current climatic conditions. Water Is Awesome also has lots of tips to save you money and conserve Carrolton’s water. After all, it really IS awesome.
In addition, ongoing watering restrictions remain in place.
Ongoing Watering Restrictions - Staying the Course with Water Conservation
Watering restrictions are governed by the city's water conservation plan.
1. Outdoor watering is prohibited during any form of precipitation. Be sure to turn off your irrigation system when temperatures are expected to drop below freezing. Icing of roadways and sidewalks is strictly prohibited.
2. Water run-off in excess of 50 feet from the property line is prohibited.
3. Irrigation systems must be properly maintained to prevent water waste.
All water users in the City of Carrollton are asked to continue voluntary use of the twice per week watering schedule (see chart below) BUT ONLY WHEN NECESSARY. This time of year, rainfall usually provides plenty of water to keep our soils moist. Take advantage of the water that mother nature provides to your landscape and skip your watering cycle when we've had a good soaking rain.
VOLUNTARY TWICE PER WEEK WATER SCHEDULE
Last Digit of Address
Watering Days Allowed
0, 2, 4, 6, 8 (even numbers)
Sundays and Thursdays
1, 3, 5, 7, 9 (odd numbers)
Saturdays and Wednesdays
Apartments, office building complexes or other property containing multiple addresses may be identified by the lowest address number.
Here are some good tips to get the most out of the water you apply to your yard:
1. During the warmer months, water very early in the morning to prevent excessive evaporation.
2. Use the cycle/soak method of irrigation to get the water deep into the soil. To learn more about cycle/soak irrigation click on the Outdoor Water Conservation tab.
3. Raise the height of your lawn mower to protect your grass roots from sunburn.
Also, be sure to check your irrigation system each year to make sure it’s working properly. Residents can take advantage of Carrollton’s “Save Water by the Yard” program which offers free irrigation system inspections by a local licensed irrigator. To schedule an inspection, call 972 466-3120.
Check out this video on sprinkler repair. A special thanks to our friends at the City of Plano for sharing this great educational tool!
The City of Carrollton’s Public Works department is responsible for delivering clean, safe drinking water to all city water customers. Here is our most recent Annual Water Quality Report. Within the Public Works department is the Water Resource Management Office which is charged with developing programs to promote the efficient use of water throughout our community. Spend some time exploring the tools and tips provided here for ways to manage and conserve this most valuable resource.
Please call 972-466-3425 to report violations of current water use restrictions.
Outdoor Water Conservation
The key to any successful water conservation program is to address the most efficient way to water our landscape. Growing plants and turf in Texas can be a challenge, but with just a bit of education, efficiently watering your yard can put you way ahead of the pack. Here you will find great information on our clay soil, hardy Texas plants, smart irrigation practices and more!
Indoor Water Conservation
Thanks to technology and water conservation plumbing codes, there are many great products available for retrofitting the fixtures in your home. Most are so easy that Do-It-Yourself is a snap.
Demonstration Gardens in Carrollton
The City of Carrollton is home to three beautiful native and adapted plant demonstration gardens. Our largest and most accessible garden is at Josey Ranch Lake between (and just behind) the Library and Senior Center at 1700 Keller Springs Road. With its wide pathways and generous lighting, anytime of day is a great time to wander through the garden! We also have two smaller gardens located at the Don Cline pump station at 2150 Old Denton Road and Bobby Ballard Pump Station at 4750 N. Josey Lane.
Water Supply Updates and Restrictions
Here you will find daily water supply updates from our water supplier, our current water use restrictions and the city ordinances that affect water use in the City of Carrollton.
Events and Classes
The Water Resource Management office is dedicated to bringing informative events and classes on water efficiency to the residents and businesses of Carrollton. Our goal is to foster a sense of understanding and empowerment regarding the efficient use of water in our community. We truly have all the water we need but not a drop to waste!
Retrofits and Rebates
The City of Carrollton offers programs that assist residential and commercial customers with water conserving devices and programs.