Mandatory Stage 1 Conservation Begins August 29.
With Texas experiencing the worst drought in more than half a century, the City of North Richland Hills is joining other Tarrant County communities in implementing Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency & Emergency Water Management Plan. Beginning August 29, 2011 and continuing until further notice, residents and businesses cannot irrigate lawns more than twice per week based on the following schedule:
- Monday – No irrigation is allowed
- Tuesday & Friday – Businesses, apartments, parks, medians and other common areas may water
- Wednesday & Saturday – Residential addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 may water
- Thursday & Sunday – Residential addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 may water
- No irrigation may occur between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on any day
Property owners are also required to properly maintain their sprinkler systems and make sure they are not wasting water because sprinkler heads are broken, leaking or spraying in the wrong direction.
Additional Stage 1 restrictions include, no hosing of driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc. The washing of vehicles in driveways may only be done with a handheld bucket or hose equipped with a shutoff nozzle for quick rinses. Foundations may be watered up to two hours on any day using a handheld hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation system placed within 24-inches of the foundation that does not produce a spray of water on the ground.
The cooperation and support of all water customers is critical to preserving our water supply and minimizing future water shortages. Violations could result in citations and fines of up to $2,000.
Please take a few minutes to review the water conservation links on the left side of this page. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Water Conservation Hotline at 817-427-6450.
Source: City of NRH