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Water Conservation
Glass of waterConservation Measures

The City of Southlake has enacted year-round conservation measures due to persisting long-term regional dry conditions in the North Texas area. While the state population continues to increase, water supplies are limited. Southlake is promoting stewardship of the environment and conservation of a finite resource. Water conservation is intended to be a long-term strategy to achieve per-capita consumption reductions and avoid costly investments in additional infrastructure to transport and store potable water.

Restrictions

Southlake has adopted a permanent twice-per-week watering schedule and maintains restricting the watering of landscapes and lawns using automatic irrigation systems between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. every day, regardless of rainfall conditions. The purpose of this year-round restriction is to prevent the unnecessary loss of water to evaporation during the hottest hours of the day. Watering during these hours is permitted only if using a hand-held hose. The guidelines which the City of Southlake follows are in line with regional conservation efforts promoted by the Tarrant Regional Water District and the city's direct wholesale water supplier, the City of Fort Worth. To view additional restrictions that are in place at the moment, please visit Current Conditions, and Enforcement of Watering Restrictions.

City Ordinance
The City of Southlake's water conservation ordinance (No. 895-C) and Drought Contingency/ Emergency Water Management Plan (DC/EWMP) can be found in Chapter 19 of the City's Code of Ordinances.  

Partnerships

The City has also entered into partnerships with Tarrant Regional Water District and The Lawn Whisper to promote water conservation throughout the metroplex.