Water Restrictions

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OUTDOOR WATERING

The City of Keller maintains a twice-weekly lawn watering schedule year-round:

  • Residential addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) may water on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Residential addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may water on Thursdays and Sundays.
  • All non-residential locations (apartment complexes, businesses, industries, parks, medians, etc.) may water on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • No watering on Mondays

Please Note: City restrictions on outdoor watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. also remain in effect year-round, even on allowed watering days. Use of Texas native and drought tolerant plants is highly encouraged. 

ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS 

Residents are also prohibited from the following:

  • Operating an irrigation system that has a broken sprinkler head. This includes a head that is out of adjustment with the arc of the spray over a street or parking lot, or a head that is misting because of high pressure.
  • Irrigating in such a way that water is running down the street or substantially falling onto other impervious coverage areas such as a patio
  • Irrigating during any form of precipitation or when temperatures are at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit

To report violations to any of the city's water conservation measures, please call 817-743-4092. 

DROUGHT STAGES

During times of drought as determined by the Tarrant Regional Water District, additional water conservation measures may take effect in accordance with drought condition severity. These include the following:

Stage 1 Drought Restrictions (Water Watch)

  • Prohibits hosing off of paved areas like driveways and sidewalks, or buildings and windows
  • Restricts draining and re-filling swimming pools
  • Limits private vehicle washing to the use of a bucket or a hose with a turnoff valve

Exceptions:

  • Foundations and/or newly installed shrubs and trees may be watered up to two hours any day by handheld hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation.
  • Establishing new turf is discouraged. If new hydromulch, grass sod, or grass seed is installed for the purpose of establishing a new lawn, a variance to the watering restrictions can be granted for the first 30 days while it is being established. After that, the watering restrictions set forth in this stage apply.
  • Twice per week watering restrictions do not apply to locations using well water or treated wastewater effluent for irrigation.

Stage 2 Drought Restrictions (Water Warning)

  • Limits outdoor watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems to once per week
  • Prohibits filling swimming pools with automatic fill valves
  • Prohibits the operation of ornamental fountains or ponds that use potable water, except where necessary to support aquatic life, or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system
  • Encourages all users to wait until the current drought or emergency situation has passed before installing and establishing new landscape plants.

Exceptions:

  • Once per week watering restrictions do not apply to locations using well water or treated wastewater effluent for irrigation.
  • Foundations, plants and turf — same as Stage 1

Stage 3 Drought Restrictions (Water Emergency)

  • Prohibits all outdoor watering
  • Prohibits installing new landscape plants
  • Prohibits vehicle washing other than for health/safety reasons (Example: vehicles used for food transportation)
  • Prohibits draining, filling or refilling swimming pools, wading pools and Jacuzzi-type pools. May fill existing pools to maintain pool levels. Pools may not be refilled with automatic fill valves.
  • Prohibits the operation of ornamental fountains or ponds that use potable water except where necessary to support aquatic life.

Exceptions:

  • Foundations and trees may be watered up to two hours any day by handheld hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation.

Additional Resources:

Questions?

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

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