Did You Know?
The City of Keller participates in a Residential Sprinkler Evaluation Program in partnership with the Tarrant Regional Water District.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Foundations and trees may be watered up to two hours any day by handheld hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation.
- Learn more about Water Conservation
- Download the Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Management Plan (PDF)
- Download the Water Conservation Plan (PDF)
- Download the Ordinance adopting Water Conservation and Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Management plans (PDF)
For more information, call Environmental Services at 817-743-4092 or 817-743-4094.