Stage 2 Water Conservation Plan Remains in Effect
In response to the ongoing drought and historically low lake levels, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) Board of Directors voted to extend the NTMWD Water Conservation and Drought Contingency and Water Emergency Response Plan seasonal (November – March) watering restrictions through the month of April. This means that NTMWD customers will be limited to landscape watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems to once every two weeks, when needed. Future actions on watering restrictions will depend on water levels in the District’s supply reservoirs.
The City of Anna purchases water from NTMWD through a contract with the Greater Texoma Utility Authority (GTUA). In order to conserve our existing groundwater resources and limit the amount of treated surface water the City will need to purchase from NTMWD, the City has implemented modified Stage 2 Water Resource Emergency Management Plan measures.
In addition to the Landscape and Water Management Regulations adopted in Part II, Article 8, Section 16 of the Anna City Code, the following water conservation measures are required:
From April 1 through October 31, the use of lawn and landscape sprinklers and irrigation systems is restricted to the evening/night and early morning hours only between 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. Outdoor irrigation during rain or any form of precipitation is prohibited.
From November 1 through April 30, the use of lawn and landscape sprinklers and irrigation systems at each service address is limited to once every other week (if needed) on designated Assigned Watering Days. This may be extended depending on water levels in the NTMWD’s supply reservoirs.
From May 1 through October 31, the use of lawn and landscape sprinklers and irrigation systems at each service address is limited to once per week (if needed) on designated Assigned Watering Days.
Assigned Watering Days. In order to more evenly distribute the demand on our water system, each residential and business customer is assigned one outdoor watering day per week based on the last number in the street address as shown in the table below:
| Assigned Watering Day
| Last Number in Address
||0 or 9
||1 or 2
||3 or 4
||5 or 6
||7 or 8
For example if your street address is 4701, your assigned watering day is Tuesday. If your street address is 1008, your assigned watering day is Friday. Residential and business customers may not use sprinklers and landscape irrigation systems except on their assigned watering day. Exceptions are as follows:
New Landscape associated with new construction may be watered in as necessary for 30 days from the installation of new landscape features, provided such watering complies with all other Landscape and Water Management Regulations (Part II, Article 8, Section 16 of the Anna City Code).
Foundations, trees and shrubs (within a ten foot radius of the trunk), and planting beds (flowers, ornamental and garden plants, etc.) may be watered for up to two hours on any day by a hand-held hose with shut off nozzle, a soaker hose, or a dedicated zone using a Drip Irrigation system, provided no runoff occurs. (does not include watering lawns or turf grass)
Public athletic fields used for competition may be watered twice per week. The City may order the suspension of such irrigation if necessary to recharge or maintain adequate water levels in the City’s ground and elevated water storage tanks.
Golf course greens and tee boxes may be hand watered as needed.
5. Hydro seeding, hydro mulching, and sprigging are prohibited.
6. A hose end cutoff nozzle must be used when washing or rinsing vehicles.
7. A pressure washer should be used for hosing driveways or paved surfaces.
8. Water customers are encouraged to refrain from draining and refilling existing swimming pools except refilling to replace normal water loss.
We urge our water customers to fully comply with the modified Stage 2 Water Resource Emergency Management Plan measures. Reducing our water usage will help extend the City's groundwater resources and limit the amount of treated surface water the City will need to purchase from the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). The City's water conservation program is part of a larger collective effort to preserve water resources in the rapidly growing north Texas region.
The following are links or articles to education resources that include more tips on conserving water.
Keeping Your Lawn Alive During Drought
Drought Proofing Your Landscape
Dallas Area Lawns Need Help
For more information about water resources in the City of Anna, please call the Public Works Department office at (972) 924-4510 or City Hall at (972) 924-3325