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Plano, TX Water Restrictions for 2024

As we continue to face challenges related to water conservation, it is crucial for all residents of Plano, TX, to adhere to the water restrictions set forth for 2024. These measures are designed to ensure that our community has access to clean and sufficient water throughout the year. Below are the key details of the water restrictions that will be in effect:

Outdoor Watering Schedule

  • Day-Specific Watering: Residents are allowed to water their lawns and gardens only on specific days.
  • Odd-Numbered Addresses: Watering is permitted on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Even-Numbered Addresses: Watering is permitted on Thursdays and Sundays.
  • Time Restrictions: Watering is only allowed before 10 AM and after 6 PM to minimize water evaporation during the hottest parts of the day.

Prohibited Water Uses

  • No Watering During Rainfall: Watering is strictly prohibited during periods of rainfall and within 24 hours after any measurable precipitation.
  • Ornamental Features: The use of water for ornamental features, such as fountains, is prohibited unless the water is recycled.
  • Hosing Down Surfaces: The washing down of driveways, sidewalks, and other hard surfaces with a hose is not allowed. Use a broom or blower instead.

Variances and Exceptions

  • New Landscaping: Newly installed landscapes (within 30 days of planting) may be watered more frequently, but must be registered with the city’s water department.
  • Hand Watering: Hand watering with a hose equipped with a shutoff nozzle, or using drip irrigation systems, is allowed at any time of day.
  • Car Washing: Washing vehicles is permitted only with a bucket or a hose equipped with a shutoff nozzle.

Enforcement and Penalties

  • Warnings and Fines: Residents found in violation of these restrictions will receive a warning for the first offense. Subsequent violations will result in fines ranging from $50 to $500, depending on the severity and frequency of the infractions.

Conservation Tips

  • Fix Leaks: Regularly check for and repair leaks in irrigation systems, hoses, and faucets.
  • Efficient Watering: Use efficient watering techniques, such as soaker hoses or drip irrigation, to reduce water usage and ensure deep watering of root systems.
  • Smart Landscaping: Consider xeriscaping, which involves using drought-resistant plants that require minimal watering.

 

By following these guidelines, we can work together to ensure sustainable water use and protect our valuable water resources. For more information and updates on water restrictions, please visit the City of Plano’s official website or contact the Plano Water Conservation Office.

Thank you for your cooperation and commitment to conserving water!