Similar to other northern Dallas areas, water is becoming increasingly scarce due to both population growth and prolonged drought conditions. Because of this situation, the Tarrant Regional Water District Model Drought Plan Actions and Measures have been put together. These water restriction measures affect all customers except those using well water for irrigation.
The Tarrant Regional Water District, supplies water to Keller (under a contract with the City of Fort Worth) and provides water to more than 1.7 million of North Texas residents. The district’s Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan provides for restrictions on water use in response to three levels of drought.
Currently (and becoming increasingly more common) the City of Keller is at Stage 1 restrictions.
Stage 1 restrictions include:
Limit outdoor watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems to twice per week based on property type and address
Prohibit hosing off paved areas like driveways and sidewalks, or buildings and windows
Restrict draining and re-filling swimming pools
Limit private vehicle washing to the use of a bucket or a hose with a turnoff valve
Prohibit runoff or waste from broken sprinkler heads, leaking pipes or faucets
Prohibit sprinkler heads out of adjustment so water sprays into street; prohibiting streams of water running down the street
Encourage the use of Texas native and drought tolerant plants in landscaping
Foundations and/or newly installed shrubs and trees may be watered up to two hours any day by handheld hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation.
Establishing new turf is discouraged. If new hydromulch, grass sod, or grass seed is installed for the purpose of establishing a new lawn, a variance to the watering restrictions can be granted for the first 30 days while it is being established. After that, the watering restrictions set forth in this stage apply.
Lawn Sprinkler Systems Watering Schedule
Residential addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) may water on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Residential addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may water on Thursdays and Sundays.
All non-residential locations (apartment complexes, businesses, industries, parks, medians, etc.) may water on Tuesdays and Fridays.
No watering on Mondays
Mandated Sprinkler Repairs include:
– Repair of a controllable leak, including a broken sprinkler head, a leaking valve, leaking or broken pipes
– Repair of an irrigation system with a head that is out of adjustment and the arc of the spray head is over a street or parking lot
– Repair of a head that is misting because of high water pressure
– Sprinkler system repair when during irrigation water is allowed to run off a property and form a stream of water in a street for a distance of 50 feet or greater, or to pond in a street or parking lot to a depth greater than one-quarter of an inch.
See more at the City of Keller website.http://www.cityofkeller.com/index.aspx?page=172