Stage 1 Conservation
On June 3, 2013 North Richland Hills joined other Tarrant County communities in implementing Stage 1 of its Drought Contingency Plan at the request of the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD). The primary focus of Stage 1 is to reduce outdoor watering, which can account for as much as 50 percent or more of the daily residential water used during the summer. Stage 1 limits outdoor watering to no more than twice per week based on address:
- Monday - No irrigation allowed
- Tuesday & Friday - Businesses, apartments, parks, medians, 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 watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on any day.
Property owners are required to maintain their sprinkler systems in a manner that prevents the waste of water. Inspect sprinkler heads regularly to make sure none are missing, broken, leaking, clogged, pushed too far into the ground 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. Watering by hand, soaker hoses and drip irrigation is allowed on any day of the week.
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Reduce Your Use During Winter Months
Lawns and other landscaping plants need less water during the winter months. Lawns go dormant and
landscape watering needs are dramatically reduced in winter months. Half an inch of water about every two weeks during the winter months will keep your lawn healthy. Making seasonal adjustments to your irrigation system is not only good for your lawn; it also reduces your monthly water bill and helps with regional conservation efforts. When adjusting your irrigation system for winter, keep in mind that mandatory Stage 1 conservation is still in effect.
When rain or freezing temperatures are expected, please remember to turn your sprinkler system off. Newer irrigation systems come equipped with rain and freeze sensors.