Officials with the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) have initiated Stage 3 seasonal watering of the NTMWD Water Conservation and Drought Contingency and Water Emergency Response Plan, March 2008, (Plan), which went into effect November 1. Watering will be allowed once every two weeks on your trash day.
Listed below are the Stage 3 restrictions:
Prohibit landscape and lawn irrigation from 10 am to 6 pm.
Prohibit hosing of paved areas, buildings, or windows. (Pressure washing of impervious surfaces is allowed.)
Prohibit washing or rinsing of vehicles by hose except with a hose end cutoff nozzle.
Prohibit using water in such a manner as to allow runoff or other waste.
Prohibit hydro seeding, hydro mulching, and sprigging.
Prohibit operation of all ornamental fountains or other amenity impoundments to the extent they use treated water.
Existing swimming pools may not be drained and refilled, except to replace normal water loss.
Exceptions are as follows:
Foundations, new landscaping, new plantings (first year) of shrubs, and trees may be watered for up to 2 hours on any day by a hand-held hose, a soaker hose, or a dedicated zone using a drip irrigation system.
Public athletic fields used for competition may be watered twice per week.
Locations using other sources of water supply for irrigation may irrigate without restrictions.
Registered and properly functioning ET/Smart irrigation systems and drip irrigation systems may irrigate without restrictions.
Variance Requests to the water restrictions can be filed with the City Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Report Watering Violations
-Click here to submit a watering violation using the help center
-Mobile App:Download the GORequest Android or Apple app for your phone or tablet.
Fines and Notices
The Wylie City Council adopted an ordinance June 11 that enables the city to issue fines for violators. The first violation will garner a written warning, with citations issued thereafter. Following a written warning for the first violation, the judge may issue a fine up to $2,000 for each subsequent violation. If a person has three or more violations, a flow restrictor may be installed to limit the amount of water to the property, and, if convicted of four or more, water service may be discontinued with a $500 reconnection charge.
NTMWD Press Releases:
Feb 26, 2015 NTMWD Stage 3 Extension
Oct 23, 2014 “Seasonal” Water Restrictions November 1
July 23, 2014 Critical Water Supply Trifecta
May 22, 2014 NTMWD Extends Once Every Two Week
May 29, 2014 NTMWD All-In Together Press Release
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