Stage 3 Water Conservation Measure Go Into Effect June 1, 2013
Garland city officials recently announced that Stage 3 Water Restrictions will go into effect on June 1, 2013. Residential and business customers will be allowed to use automatic sprinkler and irrigation systems just once per week on Saturdays only, if needed. Soaker and hand held hoses can be used on foundations, new shrubs and trees at any time. Additional information can be found on the City of Garland’s website.
The announcement comes following a vote by the North Texas Municipal Water District Board of Directors to implement Stage 3 of the NTMWD Water Conservation and Drought Contingency and Water Emergency Response Plan. The board vote was prompted by the adverse impact on the NTMWD’s raw water supplies due to below average rainfall and the loss of 28% of NTMWD’s total raw water supply from Lake Texoma.
“Garland residents and businesses have been very effective in reducing water use by 10%, and we urge them to comply with the Stage 3 water restrictions going into effect June 1,” said John Baker, Managing Director. “Reducing our water use will help extend NTMWD’s water supplies and enable us to meet demands during the summer months,” he added.
While long term forecasts indicate below average rainfall this spring and summer, the NTMWD Board of Directors could reconsider Stage 3 conservation measures if weather patterns change and the Lake Lavon watershed receives significant rainfall.
For additional information regarding Stage 3 Water Restrictions, please visit the Water Utilities page.