Current Water Conservation Plan Restrictions
As declared by the Mayor of Abilene
Read the Full Text of the Water Conservation Plan (PDF)
OUTDOOR WATERING SCHEDULE
(Effective October 3, 2011)
|Landscape Watering Schedule||During the one day a week watering schedule, a customer’s watering day is determined by the last digit of the house number or property address. Multi-unit properties will use the lowest address number. Customers on rural routes will use the last number of their post office box number or their route number if they do not have a post office box number. Customers at Ft. Phantom Lake will use the last number of their lake lot. Customers in trailer parks will use the last number of their lot number.
Designated Watering Days - Residential
Designated Watering Days - Non-Residential
(industrial, commercial, government customers, public and private schools and universities)
|Permitted Watering Times During Current Water Conservation Plan||
Any landscape with sprinklers or drip irrigation can be watered between 12 midnight to 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. until midnight on designated watering days.
Shrubs, trees, flowerbeds and gardens may be watered anytime with a hand-held hose, bucket or drip irrigation system.
Turf may be watered anytime on any day with a hand-held hose or faucet-filled container of five gallons or less.
New lawns that have been seeded (not to include re-seeding or overseeding existing turf), sodded or mulched may be watered daily for eight minutes once during each of the following periods: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and at regular intervals between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. for a maximum of three weeks. To qualify under this section, new lawns are those installed in conjunction with the construction of a new residence and for a period 6 months thereafter or the re-tilling of an area equaling at least 50% of an existing yard. Please notify the Water Service office at 676-6000 when you plan to begin irrigation of a new lawn.
|Landscape irrigation||Rules for all landscapes with any irrigation technique during current one day a week watering schedule:
Shrubs, trees, flowerbeds, gardens may be watered:
|Personal Vehicle Washing||Allowed:
|Charity Car Washes||
Charity Car Washes are prohibited.
|Refilling swimming pools||Allowed:
To maintenance level only on designated watering days.
|Ornamental fountains||Allowed with recycling device - refill on designated watering days.
|Use from hydrants||Allowed:
Report misuse by calling
the Water Office at 676-6000.
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|Updated: September 29, 2011|