Click to Home
Go To Search
Click to Home
Email pagePrint page
Water Conservation

North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) water supply reservoirs have reached sufficient levels and capacities to allow the District to ease watering restrictions earlier than previously planned.  Beginning May 1, 2015, NTMWD will terminate all drought stages and will implement its Water Conservation Plan that limits landscape watering to no more than two days per week.

The City of Anna purchases water from NTMWD through a contract with the Greater Texoma Utility Authority (GTUA).  In accordance with the City’s Water Resource Emergency Management Plan the City of Anna will also terminate the Stage 2 drought measures and implement its standard Water Conservation Plan that limits landscape watering to no more than two days per week effective May 1st (see below).  There will not be any assigned watering days

The Landscape and Water Management Regulations adopted in Part II, Article 8, Section 16 of the Anna City Code require the following water conservation measures:  

1.   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.

2.   From April 1 through October 31, the use of lawn and landscape sprinklers and irrigation systems at each service address is limited to twice per week (if needed).  Additional watering of landscape may be provided by hand-held hose with shutoff nozzle, use of dedicated irrigation drip zones, and/or soaker hose provided no runoff occurs. 

3.   From November 1 through March 31, the use of lawn and landscape sprinklers and irrigation systems at each service address is limited to once per week (if needed).  Additional watering of landscape may be provided by hand-held hose with shutoff nozzle, use of dedicated irrigation drip zones, and/or soaker hose provided no runoff occurs. 

4.   Irrigation systems should be properly maintained in a manner that prevents the waste of water. Over-watering of lawn or landscape, such that a constant stream of water overflows from the lawn or landscape onto a street or other drainage area; or Irrigation of impervious surfaces or other non-irrigated areas (wind driven water drift taken into consideration) is prohibited. 

5.   A hose end cutoff nozzle must be used when washing or rinsing vehicles.

6.   Filling or refilling of any natural or manmade pond by introducing any treated water to fill or refill the pond is prohibited. This does not prohibit or restrict the filling or refilling of swimming pools. 

The City's Water Conservation Plan is part of a larger collective effort to preserve water resources in the rapidly growing north Texas region.

The following are links to education resources that include more tips on conserving water.

http://www.americanwater.com/49ways.php
http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/
http://www.wateriq.org/water-saving/index.asp 
 



City of Anna • 111 N. Powell Parkway, P.O. Box 776 • Anna, TX 75409-0776 • Ph. (972) 924-3325 • Fax. (972) 924-2620
Home Home  |  Email Page Email Page  | Print Page Print  |  Calendar  |  FAQs  |  Contact Us  |  Accessibility  |  Site Map |  

Website Policy  |  Renewable Energy Windpowered | Powered by CivicPlus  | Copyright Notices