Once-a-week watering allowed in NTMWD cities

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Posted on March 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

WYLIE - The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) board voted Thursday to relax Stage 3 Enhanced water restrictions.

The revised plan allows for watering landscapes once every seven days effective April 1.

In a news release, the board said recent rainstorms and improvement in the long-term forecast led to the move back to Stage 3.

Stage 3 restrictions also allow for the use of soaker or hand-held hoses for water foundations, trees and landscaping for two hours a day, public athletic fields can be watered twice a week, golf courses can be watered without restriction, registered and properly operating irrigation and drip systems use is unlimited, fountains can be used with treated water and existing swimming pools can be drained and refilled.

However there is still no hosing of paved areas, buildings or windows, no washing or rinsing of vehicles by hose, and no use of water in a manner as to allow runoff.

The NTMWD will revisit evaluations of lake levels, forecasts and cities' goals every month to determine if restrictions should change.

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