Stage 3 Water Restrictions

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Stage 3 Water Restrictions

Effective November 1, 2014,  watering of lawns/landscapes is limited to twice monthly

At the request of the North Texas Municipal Water District, Stage 3 water restrictions remain in effect due to below average rainfall and declining water levels of NTMWD reservoirs. 

The restrictions in Mesquite limit outdoor watering by residents and businesses with sprinklers or irrigation systems to twice monthly between November 1 and March 31, 2015. 

 Specific to the City of Mesquite: 

●  From November 1st to March 31st, lawn/landscape watering is only allowed twice monthly based on customer’s address.  Watering is allowed between 10 am and 6 pm during winter months.

Addresses Ending in

Day of Week

Week of Month      (Nov-March)

0 or 1


1st and 3rd

4 or 5


1st and 3rd

8 or 9


1st and 3rd

2 or 3


2nd and 4th

6 or 7


2nd and 4th

● Overseeding with cool season grasses, hydroseeding, hydromulching or sprigging is prohibited

● Pools may not be drained and refilled. Water lost through normal operation and evaporation may be replaced.  If draining for mechanical/structural repairs, a variance can be applied for from the Water Utilities Manager. Please
email [email protected] to request a variance request form.

● Operation of malfunctioning sprinkler system, excessive runoff, or any waste of water is prohibited. 

● Outdoor watering is not allowed on Saturday or Sunday and is not allowed during rain or freeze events

For questions or to report violations: 972-329-8533 or by email at: [email protected]

Helpful Tips During Water Restrictions

● During winter months, outdoor watering is usually not necessary since our area normally receives adequate precipitation in the winter.  However, your lawn/landscape may need supplemental water if the weather is abnormally dry for the month. It is best to keep automatic irrigation controllers in the OFF position and use in the manual mode on your allowed day to water. Watering is not allowed during rain or freeze events.

● When watering, ensure the watering is done in multiple, short cycles with a 30-minute to a one hour break between run cycles to ensure deep penetration of water into soil. This allows for a stronger root system. For more information on how to water:  IRRIGATION TIPS VIDEOS