Mandatory Phase 1 water restrictions limiting landscape watering for Highland Village residents went into effect on Thursday.
Phase 1 prohibits residential and commercial landscape watering daily 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.
Residents violating the water restrictions may face stiff fines of up to $500.
The city is requesting that all residents reduce their landscape water consumption by 50%.
Phase 1 was prompted when the Upper Trinity Regional Water District was mandated through their contract with the City of Dallas to trigger their water conservation plan.
Officials said that the city has an adequate water supply for today and tomorrow’s needs. Phase 1 is a water management plan to ensure reliable water quality during this period of drought.
For more information regarding Phase 1 water restrictions, visit the Highland Village website at www.highlandvillage.org/highlandwaterconservation.html.
Residents can call the Utilities Division at 972-317-2989 to report violators.