Sunday, November 17, 2019

Triple Digit Temperatures Contribute to Increased Water Use

Triple digit temperatures have contributed to increased water use in Southlake this summer.  More than half a dozen times this summer the City’s elevated water tanks have fallen below the 18 foot level.  If levels in the tanks fall below 18 feet three days in a row, stage 1 restrictions will be enacted. This is necessary to ensure that we have adequate fire protection for the community.

“We are pleased with the response that we’ve received from our high-consumption customers,” said Public Works Director Bob Price.  “Their co-operation has really helped.”

But Price also says that the area needs rain in order to prevent stage 1 restrictions from being implemented later on this summer.

During normal conditions, lawn and landscape watering with a sprinkler system must be done before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. any day of the week.  The City is asking all residents and businesses to abide by the rules and if possible follow the watering schedule below:

  • Residential addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) may only water on Wednesdays & Saturdays before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
  • Residential addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) may only water on Thursdays & Sundays before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
  • Non-residential locations may only water on Tuesdays & Fridays before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

When stage 1 restrictions are in place, all water customers must follow this watering schedule allowing for watering on two days of the week, one weekday and one weekend day.

For more information about stage 1, 2 and 3 water restrictions, please click here.  For more information about water conservation in the City of Southlake visit www.CityofSouthlake.com/waterconservation. Please visit http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html to view a continuously updated map of drought conditions nation-wide.