The City of Arlington implemented
Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Management
Plan on Monday, June 3, 2013, in response to Tarrant Regional Water
District’s (TRWD) decision to begin watering restrictions. The goal
of Stage 1 drought restrictions is to save 5% of expected water
consumption through savings from outdoor irrigation. A maximum
twice per week watering schedule is in effect and full details can
be found here:
THE LAWN WHISPERER
You can have a beautiful, healthy lawn and still save water. When
you really listen to your lawn, it can tell you when it needs water
and when it doesn't.
Visit the Lawn Whisperer's Facebook page and learn how to talk to
your lawn, too.
WATERING NIXED 10 A.M. TO
6 P.M. YEAR-ROUND
Except for hand watering and the use of soaker hoses, it shall be
unlawful for any person to irrigate, water, or cause or permit the
irrigation or watering of any lawn or landscape located on premises
owned, leased, or managed by that person between the hours of 10:00
a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
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DRIP-IRRIGATED PLANTS SAVE WATER
Studies have established that a square
foot of grass needs 72 gal/year (272.5 L/yr)
to survive while a drip-irrigated plant
suited to the climate needs only 17 gal/yr
(64 L/yr), a savings of 55 gal/yr (208 L/yr)
for each square foot of grass sod replaced.
As mandated by the Texas Legislature, the City of Arlington
recently approved Ordinance 08-108 creating a landscape irrigation
program that includes permitting, minimum design standards, and
inspections for all new and expanded lawn irrigation systems.
Go with the Flow Residential Toilet Program
If you have a home built before 1992 and still have toilets
manufactured before 1992, you can qualify for up to two free
WaterSense® labeled toilets. Changing older toilets with new
high-efficiency models can save a family of four up to $100 per year
in water and sewer charge savings.
To apply, click
Landscape Design in Arlington Class Series
Develop a plan to succeed in
drought conditions with help from
Tarrant County Master Gardener and
long-time resident Dave Wilson.
Free! 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays,
Oct 29, Nov 5, and Nov 12.
Lake Arlington Branch Library
4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Register today to reserve your spot by
contacting Dustan Compton at
Backyard Composting and Irrigation 101 Event
Free! Full details
9 – 10 a.m. Backyard Composting
10 - 11 a.m., Irrigation 101
Saturday, Nov 9
Outside in back parking lot of the River
Legacy Living Science Center
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
WATERSENSE: AN E.P.A.
Click the icon below for more information.
CONSERVATION PLANNING VS. DROUGHT
Although a water conservation and drought management plan may
appear to be the same, there are differences between the plans that
benefit the community and region when put into practice.
WATER CONSERVATION ORDINANCE