The implementation of Stage 1 water restrictions began June 3.
Like other entities who purchase water from the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), such as the cities of Fort Worth and Springtown and the Walnut Creek Special Utility District to name a few, the city of Azle follows the dictates of TRWD edict to reduce water waste.
TRWD’s Drought Contingency Plan Stage 1 plan engaged on June 3. It was implemented because the district’s storage capacity has dropped to approximately 75 percent.
That means limitations on permitted watering.
When residents can water depends on the final digit of their home addresses.
Those with odd number addresses – 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9 – can water lawns and landscapes only on Sundays and Thursdays.
Residents with even numbered addresses – 2, 4, 6,8, or 0 – may water on Saturdays and Wednesdays only.
Tuesdays and Fridays are reserved for non-residential customers like apartments, parks, and common areas.
An exception to the schedule is that hand watering, soaker hoses, and drop irrigation is permitted on any day of the week.
But any watering must adhere to the no-watering limitation between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Outdoor watering accounts for up to 50 percent usage of TRWD’s summertime water supply.
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