With meteorologists predicting the that drought affecting the Dallas/Fort Worth area will continue through next summer, area water utilities are clamping down on usage this winter.
In accordance with the contract between Flower Mound and Dallas Water Utilities, one of the community’s two water providers, the town is enacting water conservation measures beginning this Monday, Dec. 19.
Under the conservation guidelines, residents and businesses are prohibited from watering lawns, gardens, or landscaping between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.
Voluntary measures include:
Residents and businesses with a street address ending in an even number, and for locations without an address, are requested to limit watering landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems to Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
Residents and businesses with a street address ending in an odd number are requested to limit watering landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems to Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday.
Apartments, office building complexes, or other property containing multiple addresses shall be identified by the lowest address number.
Watering landscaped areas is permitted at anytime if it is by means of a hand-held hose, faucet-filled bucket, or drip irrigation.
The conservation measures will remain in effect indefinitely until water supplies reflect a significant improvement and Dallas Water Utilities lifts all contractually-obligated restrictions, officials said.
For additional voluntary water conservation measures and tips and information about the Town’s water conservation program, visit www.flower-mound.com/utilities/water.php or contact Public Works at 972.874.6400.