State of the City - Mesquite, TX
Water Stage 3 Conservation audio clip
At the request of the North Texas Municipal Water District, the City of Mesquite will implement mandatory Stage 3 water restrictions effective June 1st. All City of Mesquite water customers are asked to observe the following restrictions:
- Watering of lawn or landscape is allowed once a week based on customer's address as follows:
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- Watering is not allowed between the hours of 10 am to 6 pm and there is no watering of lawns or landscapes on Saturday or Sunday.
- Foundations, first year trees and shrubs may be watered up to 2 hours daily with a hand held hose or soaker hose (irrigation/sprinkler system used for this purpose is not allowed).
- 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.
- Washing or hosing of paved areas, buildings or windows is prohibited (pressure washing is allowed).
- Operation of malfunctioning sprinkler system, excessive runoff, or any waste of water is prohibited.
- Vegetable gardens may be watered as needed but not between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.
- Washing vehicles is allowed at a commercial car wash or with the use of a hose end shut-off nozzle.
- Yard toys including inflatables are allowed. Caution should be used to not allow runoff or waste.
- Potted plants can be watered as needed but not between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. A watering can is recommended for this practice.
For questions or to report violations: 972-329-8533
or email: email@example.com
For a complete list of restrictions: Please click here.
There are several steps residents and businesses can take to help maintain a healthy landscape during this time of diminished water supplies.
Below are some tips to help maintain your landscape while minimizing your outdoor water use during the period of Stage 3 water management strategies.
- New plantings, even native and drought-tolerant species, require a significant amount of water to effectively establish a root structure in their new location. It is recommended that you delay any plans for new landscaping.
- Apply water directly to the roots. Soaker hoses and drip irrigation systems apply water directly to the root system, where plants need it most. This helps reduce the amount of water that is lost through evaporation, and it can also help save money on your water bill.
- Limit fertilizer use. This will help reduce the amount of nitrogen in your lawn. Nitrogen encourages new growth in turfgrass, and new growth requires more water to maintain.
- Eliminate runoff. If water is beginning to puddle on your lawn or flow into the street, stop irrigating to allow time for your lawn to absorb the excess water. You may have to adjust your sprinkler heads or set your irrigation system to cycle on and off to ensure that your lawn uses every drop of water efficiently.
- Check your sprinkler system. Inspect the main control unit, rain/freeze sensors and sprinkler heads to update your watering settings, eliminate leaks and fix any misdirected or broken sprinkler heads.
The lawn watering restrictions are part of the City of Mesquite's water conservation initiative. The City of Mesquite encourages all residents
to conserve water in their homes and in their landscaping
every day of the year. To view the Water Conservation Plan and Ordinance : the Water Conservation Ordinance
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