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Posted on: July 22, 2022

WATER UPDATE: Residents Asked to Reduce Sprinkler Use by Two Minutes Per Zone

thumbnail of watering schedule map with coded zonesAUG. 4, 2022 - As extreme drought conditions continue, we ask our residents to continue to assist us with water conservation efforts. One way you can help is by reducing the time you water each irrigation zone by just two minutes. This small change will have big results in dropping the total demand on the City of Allen’s water system.

As always, it is critically important for all residents to follow existing water use restrictions, including:

  • Watering no more than twice per week on assigned days only. Find your watering schedule
  • No sprinkler/irrigation use between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This reduces water loss from evaporation.

Mandatory restrictions possible if heat, drought continue
High temperatures and ongoing drought conditions cause significant increases in water use that could exceed NTMWD’s full treatment plant capacity. This immediate conservation effort is needed through Sept. 15. If NTMWD nears its full plant capacity and Stage 2 restrictions are enacted, customers would be permitted to water only once per week.

Along with reducing city water usage and monitoring daily citywide water consumption, we are working with the Allen Independent School District, our business community, and HOA’s to help reduce water consumption. Water use spikes during the summer months due to landscape watering.

If you see an area watering during prohibited daytime hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), watering violations may be reported by creating a MyAllen service request or by calling 214.509.3111.

Ways to save
During the summer, up to 60% of the water used in Allen comes from residential irrigation systems. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 50% of outdoor water use is wasted, in part due to overwatering. Find a growing list of ways to conserve at CityofAllen.org/WaysToSave. Wise landscape watering practices also help to reduce summer water bills

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