To maintain the long-range integrity of our region’s water supply, the City of Keller has mandatory water conservation measures. Your cooperation and support plays a critical role in the success of Keller’s conservation efforts.
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All Keller water customers are expected to comply with the following Mandatory Water Conservation measures:
- No watering between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM, unless by hand or soaker hose.
- Lawn and landscape watering is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 6.p.m. with the exception of watering by hand or with soaker hoses. All sprinkler systems should be set to operate in the early morning or late evening, when the sun and temperatures are less likely to cause evaporation.
- Prevent water runoff.
- Do not allow substantial amounts of water to fall on impervious areas instead of a lawn or landscape, such that a constant stream overflows to the street or other drainage area. Position sprinklers to avoid water runoff. When cleaning your driveway, patio or deck, use a broom instead of a water hose. While washing the car or truck, use a sponge and bucket. Place a nozzle on the hose to stop the flow of water between rinsing.
- Properly maintain sprinklers.
- All water customers are required to properly set and maintain sprinklers in a manner that prevents the waste of water. Inspect sprinkler heads regularly to make sure none are missing, broken, leaking, clogged, pushed too far into the ground, or spraying in the wrong direction.
- Rain and freeze sensors required on new irrigation systems.
- The use of irrigation systems or other lawn or landscape watering devices during any form of precipitation is prohibited. Rain and freeze sensors are required on all new irrigation systems. The use of rain and freeze sensors will prevent over watering and costly water line breaks. Any commercial irrigation system installed within the City on or after August 1, 2006 must be equipped with rain and freeze sensors. Any commercial irrigation system installed within the Keller city limits before August 1, 2006 may not be operated after August 1, 2007 without being equipped with rain and freeze sensors. Any residential irrigation system installed within the Keller city limits on or after August 1, 2007 must be equipped with rain and freeze sensors.
The City of Keller has taken the following steps to enforce these mandatory conservation measures.
- The first time a violation is observed efforts will be made to educate the property owner about the water conservation measures and a written notice of violation will be issued.
- If a second violation is observed, a citation will be issued. Each citation could result in a fine of up to $500.00.
- If a third violation is observed, a citation will be issued and the Public Works Department may install a locking device on the double check valve of the irrigation system.
- The Public Works Department may assess an administrative fee, in addition to any criminal penalty assessed for a violation.
Please browse through the following helpful resources:
- Conserving Water Indoors (PDF)
Practice good water-use habits.
- Conserving Water Outdoors (PDF)
Be water-wise in the outdoors! Find ways to conserve, landscape, and maintain your yard.
- Every Drop is Beautiful (PDF)
Great tips on how to conserve water around the house.
- Lawn Watering Guide (PDF)
Texas water development board guide to lawn watering.
- Leak Detector Tablets (PDF)
How to find out if you have a leak in your toilet tank.
- Mosquito Control Program (PDF)
Tips on how to control and or prevent mosquito’s.
- Water Conserving for Industries, Businesses, and Institutions (PDF)
A detailed checklist for conserving water for your business or office.
- Watering Restrictions
The City of Keller’s water conservation measures and watering schedule.
- Water Quality Reports
Current and historical drinking water quality reports.
Questions regarding the City of Keller’s mandatory water conservation efforts may be directed to Environmental Services at (817)743-4092.
Download the Landscape and Irrigation Ordinance (PDF)
Another way to aid in Keller’s water conservation efforts is to collect rain water in barrels and water your plants and other landscaping with the rain water that is collected.
Source: City Of Keller