Water Conservation

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The City of Keller participates in a Residential Sprinkler Evaluation Program in partnership with the Tarrant Regional Water District.

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To help maintain the long-term integrity of our region's water supply, the City of Keller in 2008 joined other communities that obtain water from the City of Fort Worth in implementing mandatory water conservation measures.

Watering Hours 
Lawn and landscape watering is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 6.p.m. with the exception of watering by hand or with soaker hoses. All sprinkler systems should be set to operate in the early morning or late evening, when the sun and temperatures are less likely to cause evaporation. The City of Keller also has a Mandatory Twice-Weekly Watering Schedule.

Prevent Water Runoff
Do not allow substantial amounts of water to fall on impervious areas instead of a lawn or landscape, such that a constant stream overflows to the street or other drainage areas. Position sprinklers to avoid water runoff. When cleaning your driveway, patio or deck, use a broom instead of a water hose. While washing your vehicle, use a sponge and bucket, and place a nozzle on the hose to stop the flow of water between rinsing.

Properly Maintain Sprinklers
All water customers are required to properly set and maintain sprinklers 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.

Install Rain and Freeze Sensors
The use of irrigation systems or other lawn or landscape watering devices during any form of precipitation is prohibited. Any commercial irrigation system, and any residential irrigation system installed within the Keller city limits on or after Aug. 1, 2007, must be equipped with rain and freeze sensors, which prevent over watering and costly water line breaks.

Compliance

  • The first time a violation is observed, efforts will be made to educate the property owner about the water conservation measures and a written notice of violation will be issued.
  • If a second violation is observed, a citation will be issued. Each citation could result in a fine of up to $2,000.
  • If a third violation is observed, a citation will be issued and the Public Works Department may install a locking device on the double-check valve of the irrigation system.
  • The Public Works Department may assess an administrative fee, in addition to any criminal penalty assessed for a violation.

Helpful Resources

 

Questions?

For more information, call Environmental Services at 817-743-4092.

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