The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) released a statement about Stage 3 water restrictions that go in effect on Saturday, June 1, 2013 for all Village Green customers.
Restrictions on outdoor watering go into effect Saturday
for customers of the North Texas Muncipal Water District
Stage 3 drought plan limits landscape watering to once per week, if necessary. Other restrictions apply.
The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) begins Stage 3 on June 1, 2013. Under Stage 2 of the NTMWD Water Conservation and Drought Contingency and Water Emergency Response Plan, residential and business customers will be limited to landscape watering with sprinkler or irrigation systems once every seven days, if necessary. Other restrictions apply. Check with your city for specific details.
A drier than normal winter and spring resulted in below normal reservoir levels for two key NTMWD water supplies. Despite recent rains, Lavon Lake is still over 7 feet below the normal conservation level and Lake Jim Chapman is over 8 feet low normal elevation.
“We’ve been fortune to receive several inches of rain over the past few weeks but that was not enough to reverse the declining reservoir levels we are facing in North Texas,” said Jim Parks executive director of the North Texas Municipal Water District. “The experts predict another dry summer, so every gallon we save now will help extend our water supplies. The ongoing drought and the loss of the Lake Texoma supply is why we need to implement Stage 3 of the Plan, “Parks added.
The goal of Stage 3 is a 10% reduction in water use and increased awareness in ongoing water conservation efforts.
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If you need specific details regarding your city visit the Village Green Resource Center. You’ll find helpful links to all the cities of our customers as well as the Village Green Watering Guide.
If you need more help give us a call at 972-495-6990, email us at [email protected] or fill out our contact form. A sprinkler system inspection will guarantee appropriate and adequate water coverage for your lawn. Our certified irrigation technicians can also install water-conserving nozzles and applicators so that water usage is as efficient as possible. For more information visit our Sprinkler Repair page.