Written by Phil Cerroni
The City of Irving has returned to its standard water management plan with the adoption of voluntary Stage 1 irrigation restrictions. Effective immediately, Irving water customers are encouraged to conserve water by adhering to the following Stage 1 watering restrictions:
Irrigate landscaped areas no more than twice-weekly and not between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Addresses with even numbers are asked to water on Tuesdays and Saturdays only.
Addresses with odd numbers are asked to water on Wednesdays and Sundays only.
A hand-held garden hose with a positive shutoff nozzle, soaker hose, bucket or drip irrigation system can be used at any time.
Water customers are encouraged to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes.
“It is especially important that residents and businesses remain water-conscious even in the winter months, and heed the advice of experts who suggest that watering only once every two or three weeks is enough to maintain healthy and vibrant lawns,” said Water Utilities Director Todd Reck. “More frequent watering is not necessary until a lawn moves out of its dormant stage. Adoption of the Stage 1 watering restrictions continues Irving’s ongoing efforts to collaborate with residents and businesses to conserve water.”
All automated irrigation systems are required to have a properly functioning rain/freeze sensor installed. In addition to misdirected spray heads and runoff that is allowed to pool, watering during any form of precipitation or freezing temperatures is against city ordinance. City staff will be on the lookout for malfunctioning irrigation systems that violate the city’s irrigation ordinance. Violators will receive citations and are subject to fines of up to $2,000 per offense. For more information, visit cityofirving.org, locate the “Departments” tab and select “Water Utilities;” or call (972) 721-2281.
Source: City of Irving