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Yard Watering Regulations

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Outdoor water usage can be more than 50% of total summer water use. According to Dallas water regulations: It is against regulations to use sprinklers between 10 am and 6 pm from April 1 to October 31.

Mandatory Watering Restrictions

  • April 1 thru October 31

Sprinklers from 6 pm to 10 am only.
Don’t allow sprinklers to water driveways, sidewalks and streets, or generate run off.

If last digit of address is 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 — Water on Sundays and Thursdays
If last digit of address is 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 — Water on Saturdays and Wednesdays

Drip irrigation, soaker hoses and hand watering allowed at any time.

Violations of these outdoor water guidelines can result in fines of $250 to $2,000 per incident. First offenses will be issued a warning.

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Automated Sprinklers

Homes with in-ground automatic irrigation systems use 35% more water than those without. Those with automatic timers for their irrigation systems use 47% more than manual. You may be using a lot more water than your lawn needs.

FREE Sprinkler System Check-ups offered to City of Dallas Water Utilities customers.

Automatic sprinkler system owners are required to have rain and freeze sensors installed.


Lawn Watering Tips

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Deep and infrequent watering is key to keeping your lawn healthy and your water costs under control. Give your lawn one inch of water every 5 to 7 days. The water will sink in and encourage the roots to grow stronger.

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