Water Conservation

We are currently in Year-Round Water Conservation Stage.

Citizen Participation

Citizens are requested to participate in water conservation measures outlined below:

  • Voluntarily limit irrigation of landscaped areas to 2 days per week
  • Water only between the hours of midnight to 10 a.m. in the morning, and between 8 p.m. to midnight on designated watering days
    • For residents with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8), these voluntary watering days are Sundays and Thursdays
    • For residents with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9), these voluntary watering days are Saturdays and Wednesdays

Water - One of Our Most Precious Resources

The City is required by law to submit an updated Drought Contingency Plan to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality at least every five years. The City's Drought Contingency Plan is based on both supply and demand. While we have an adequate water supply, the City's ability to deliver water is limited by how much demand is placed on the water distribution system. During the summer months, demand levels tend to peak and the ability to deliver the water can become strained.

Plan Triggers

Our Drought Contingency Plan establishes certain triggers that move us, progressively, from voluntary water conservation measures to mandatory water shortage restrictions. The Drought Contingency Plan triggers are generally based upon the amount of water pumped out of the water treatment plant on a daily basis. Once certain demand levels are reached, water shortage responses are triggered.

Conservation TipsSimple tasks such as turning off the water while brushing your teeth, washing full loads of laundry, and being mindful of your shower time can all add up to significant water savings. We encourage all citizens to conserve water year-round.

For additional ideas on how to conserve water at your house, check out 
WaterUseItWisely.com - 100 Ways to Conserve

Watch this page for water conservation activation notices.


Year-Round Water Conservation

Moderate Water Shortage

Severe Water Shortage

Emergency Water Shortage