The City of McKinney has enacted revised Stage 3 water restrictions, which go into effect tomorrow - Tuesday, July 1. Landscape watering using sprinklers and irrigation systems is limited to once every other week, based on recommendations from the city’s water supplier, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). These new restrictions apply to all homes, businesses and common areas located within McKinney. In addition, irrigation systems equipped with “smart controllers” are not exempt from the watering schedule.
Under new Stage 3 requirements, addresses ending in even numbers (with the last digit of 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) may be watered every other Tuesday, starting July 1. Addresses ending in odd numbers (with the last digit of 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) may be watered every other Thursday starting July 3. Medians and common areas may be watered every other Wednesday, starting July 2.
During Stage 3, follow these restrictions:
During Stage 3 the following is allowed:
- No watering with an irrigation system between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- No use of water that allows runoff or other water waste
- No landscape watering during any form of precipitation
- No hydro seeding, hydro mulching or sprigging
- 30-day exemptions for watering new turf are only allowed for new construction
- No turf watering with hand-held hoses, soaker hoses or drip irrigation systems on days other than your designated watering day
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- Landscape watering using sprinklers and irrigation systems once every other week on your designated watering day
- Watering plants, trees and foundations with a hand-held hose using an automatic shut-off nozzle, a soaker hose or drip irrigation system for up to two hours daily
- Power washing paved surfaces
- Using a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle for washing, rinsing or maintenance purposes
- Watering property with an alternate water supply other than treated water
- Filling new pools or replenish existing pools to maintain operational levels
Further limitations on irrigation systems used to water landscapes are due largely to below average rainfall this summer and the declining water levels in reservoirs. Continued conservation efforts are in place to minimize the likelihood of reaching Stage 4 drought conditions.
Report a Violation
Violating the Stage 3 water restrictions could result in significant penalties including fees. To report a water violation, call the water restriction hotline at 972-439-1059 or visit mckinneytexas.org/waterrestrictions. In order for the City of McKinney to investigate the violation, please include the following information.
Find more information about City of McKinney water programs under Water / Waste Water or call 972-547-7360.
- Exact address of the location you are reporting
- Date of the water violation
- Time of day the violation occurred
- Your name and phone number so we may contact you if additional information is needed.