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City initiates mandatory water restrictions

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Mandatory Phase 2 water restrictions limiting landscape watering for Highland Village residents went into effect on Wednesday, July 27.

Phase 2 prohibits residential and commercial landscape watering on Monday’s and Friday’s and restricts watering the rest of the days of the week between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Wasteful water runoff is prohibited, which includes hosing down pavement or rinsing off cars.

Groundwater well owners and residents that draw water from the lake are required to post a sign showing well water or lake water is in use.

Due to the severity of the drought conditions, the city will diligently enforce the restrictions as outlined under City Ordinance 07-1035, officials said.

City officials are requesting that all residents reduce their landscape water consumption by 50 percent.

“It is important to conserve water and that we succeed in Phase 2 of our water management program. We must be serious about compliance and enforcement of this program to avoid moving to Stage 3 restrictions,” according to a press release from the City.

Phase 2 was triggered automatically when the City water supply consumption reached greater than 80 percent for three consecutive days.

For more information regarding Phase 2 water restrictions, visit www.highlandvillage.org/highlandwaterconservation.html

Residents can call the Utilities Division at 972-317-2989 to report violators.

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