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Outdoor Water Use
At this time, water supply reservoirs have reached sufficient levels to implement the Water Conservation Plan. The following irrigation schedule begins May 1.

Watering Day
Normal Trash Day
Second Watering Day
If Necessary
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday
Wednesday Saturday
Thursday Sunday
Friday Monday

Conserve Water and Still Have a Beautiful Yard
Water is a precious commodity in North Texas and is limited in supply, but you can have beauty and color in your yard and still conserve water. Here are some tips to reduce water use and keep a beautiful landscape:
  • Water during the coolest part of the day (no watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.)
  • Water in multiple short cycles rather than one longer cycle
  • Make sure your irrigation system is working well and sprinkler heads are directed to best use water and avoid runoff
  • Mow your lawn taller to encourage deeper root growth
  • Water only as needed and adjust for changes in temperature, wind, humidity and rainfall.

Highlights of the Landscape Water Management Plan
  • All residential, commercial and common areas will be allowed to water lawns / landscape on the designated trash pickup day and three days later, as needed.
  • Irrigation systems with registered and properly programmed and functioning ET controllers shall be exempt from water restriction schedules.
  • Golf course greens and active athletic fields are exempt from the water restriction schedules.
  • Newly planted landscape is exempt from water restriction schedules for a period of 30 days from the date it was installed. Overseeding is not exempt.
  • Automated lawn / landscape irrigation from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (April 1 to October 31), during precipitation events and during freezing temperatures is prohibited.
  • Water waste during irrigation activities is prohibited.
  • Filling lakes or ponds in excess of 500 square feet with treated water is prohibited.

Report Water Violations. Report a Water Use Violation Online

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1550 S. College St.
McKinney, TX 75069

Water Violation Hotline
Ph 972-439-1059

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