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Residential Guidelines
The City of McKinney is in Stage 3 of the Drought Contingency Plan.
  • Landscape watering with an irrigation system is allowed one day a week if needed, and not between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. You can water on your residential trash pickup day. Find your watering zone
  • Commercial properties' watering schedules are determined by the residential trash zone where the property is located. Find your watering zone 
  • Watering by hand, soaker hoses or drip irrigation is allowed for foundations and first year plantings of trees or shrubs up to two hours per day 
  • No use of water that allows runoff or other water waste
  • No landscape watering during any form of precipitation
  • New landscapes may be watered as necessary for 30 days from the date of installation with proof of purchase or certificate of completion.
  • Registered and properly operated ET Controller systems may operate without day-of-week restrictions, but not between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

To report a water violation, please call the water restriction hotline at 972-439-1059.
In order for the City of McKinney to investigate the violation, please include the following information. 
  • Exact address of the location you are reporting
  • Date of the water violation
  • Time of day the violation occurred
  • Your name and phone number so we may contact you if additional information is needed.

Please contact the Water / Waste Water Department at 972-547-7360 for questions regarding watering restrictions.

Violating the Stage 3 water restrictions could result in a penalty. Penalties will be delivered through your regular water bill. Failure to pay the penalties can result in the water to your home or business being shut off. Please call 972-439-1059 for questions regarding water violation penalties. 
  • First penalty - $50
  • Second penalty - $100
  • Third and subsequent - $150

Water My Yard Program
A healthy landscape requires less water than you may think. The "Water My Yard" program has been established as a tool to assist you in determining an adequate amount of supplemental water that is needed to maintain healthy grass. The North Texas Municipal Water District, in partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (AgriLife), launched this water efficiency tool at Enter your location and type of irrigation system, and the site will use current conditions to compute the amount of time your sprinkler system will need to run. You can also receive weekly emails.

Current Rebate Programs 

Only retrofitted irrigation systems installed before 9/1/07 are eligible.

Find more information about City of McKinney water programs under Water / Waste Water or call 972-547-7360.