Due to a lack of rain and continued high temperatures, the Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) is seeing record-high water use among their customers, including in Flower Mound. The district has been in Stage 1 of its Drought Contingency Plan since last summer, but water usage is higher now than this time last year. Additionally, we want to remind you that the Town is still in stage 2 of its Emergency Water Demand Management Plan. The following restrictions are currently in place for all residences and businesses:
- Watering lawns and gardens between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. is prohibited.
- Outdoor watering with automatic systems or hose-end sprinklers is limited to no more than twice a week.
- Residences and businesses with street addresses ending in an even number can water on Sundays and Thursdays.
- Residences and businesses with street addresses ending in an odd number can water on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Residents may refill swimming pools on their designated watering days.
- Watering by means of a hand-held hose, bucket, or drip irrigation is allowed at any time.
- Residents on well water are exempt from these restrictions.
The Town is also doing its part to reduce water usage by reducing the frequency of vehicle washing by 50 percent, continuing intensified leak detection and repair activities on waterlines, and reducing irrigation to two days per week. Town facilities and parks will be watered on the two days that correspond to their street address, and Town medians and green spaces will be watered on Tuesdays and Fridays.
To learn more about the restrictions above and best practices when it comes to outdoor watering, visit www.flower-mound.com/waterconservation. To report a possible watering violation, please fill out the form at www.flower-mound.com/waterless.