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The City of Southlake has enacted year-round conservation measures due to regional dry conditions in the North Texas area. By doing this, 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.
Southlake has adopted a permanent twice-per-week watering schedule (City's Code of Ordinances) 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.