Water Restrictions Go Into Effect In Tarrant County

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Lawns across North Texas are already dry and yellow. Now, it could get even worse. The state’s extreme heat and drought have led to new watering restrictions for many cities in Tarrant County. The mandatory restrictions go into effect on Monday.

The Tarrant Regional Water District is implementing the Stage One restrictions just as the county’s storage capacity is expected to reach only 75 percent. The restrictions include residential and commercial customers in places like Fort Worth, Arlington and Mansfield, among many others.

For residents across Tarrant County, watering is only permitted twice a week, with exact days based on the address. Homes with addresses ending a odd numbers can only water on Sundays and Thursdays. Even addresses can water on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

Commercial customers – like businesses and parks – are permitted to water on Tuesdays and Fridays.

No watering is allowed, for anyone, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on any day.

Also, the Tarrant Regional Water District is asking residents to make sure that they do not waste water by saturating sidewalks and parking lots. Plus, residents are encouraged to reduce the frequency of refilling swimming pools.

This is the first time that the Tarrant Regional Water District has implemented these tight water restrictions. They will be in place until conditions improve and North Texas sees a signifcant amount of rainfall.


One Comment

  1. Janetta Sikes says:

    There are millions of gallons of water I see wasted by the City, Corporations, Businesses, Malls, Apartment Complexes, and so on and so on every single day, seven days a week, 365 days a year makes me wonder why there is not an official regulation mandated on automatic sprinklers. We have a water shortage every year and our area continues to grow with businesses and people moving here.

    Every day on my short twelve miles to work I see so much water running down the street and into the storm drains. Anyone can see for themselves if they are out about 5:30 in the morning. Drive around for yourself and pay attention. You will be surprised. There should be a limit of the water being wasted. If they would just cut the timers on the sprinklers in half it would water their landscape and save tons and tons of water. Maybe te we would not have such a shortage each year.

  2. cindy says:

    I live The Heights at city view in fort worth.
    I get home at 2am from work and i am really shocked as to how many apartment complexes and other buisiness watering the streets.from tcu bellaire ,hulen and 20 to bryant irvin. are they exempt?

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