Water Conservation and Drought Contingency: What is the difference?

The City of Southlake has both a Water Conservation Ordinance No. 895-D and a Drought Contingency Ordinance No. 662-F. A Water Conservation Plan is a combination of strategies to: 

  • Reduce the consumption of water 
  • Reduce the loss of water 
  • Improve the efficient use of water 
  • Increase the reuse and recycling of water 
  • Set consumption targets. Southlake’s goal is 268 gallons per capita per day by 2030.

A Drought Contingency/Emergency Water Management Plan is: 

  • A statement of a water supplier’s capacities 
  • A response plan to address external conditions including drought or system failure that may create the need to restrict usage for the protection of health, safety and welfare of the public

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1. Who selected the Tuesday/Friday, Wednesday/Saturday, and Thursday/Sunday watering schedule?
2. What if I want to change my watering days?
3. How long should I run my sprinkler zones?
4. May I water potted porch plants?
5. May I water using a handheld hose?
6. Who determines Southlake's water restrictions?
7. If I have a water well, am I still subject to mandatory water restrictions?
8. Is Southlake's water storage and distribution system adequate?
9. Why doesn't Southlake purchase water from the City of Grapevine (Grapevine Lake) which is closer than the City of Fort Worth?
10. Water Conservation and Drought Contingency: What is the difference?