North Richland Hills has joined other area cities in making outdoor watering restrictions permanent.
The permanent landscape watering restrictions are the same as the Stage 1 Drought restrictions that have been in place since June 2013:
- Mondays - No watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems allowed.
- Tuesdays & Fridays - Apartment complexes, businesses, industries, parks, medians, etc. may water
- Wednesdays & Saturdays - Residential addresses ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) may water
- Thursdays & Sundays - Residential addresses ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) may water
- No watering is allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on any day.
Lawns and landscaping may be watered on any day with a handheld hose, drip irrigation, soaker hose or tree bubbler.
The permanent watering restrictions were approved at the June 23, 2014 City Council Meeting as an update to the city’s Water Conservation Plan and Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Management Plan. The city is required by state law to review and revise the plans every five years to incorporate the latest best practices and updates in regional water conservation efforts.
The city’s plans must meet or exceed the plans of our wholesale water supplier, the City of Fort Worth. Since Fort Worth recently made the maximum twice per week landscape restriction permanent year-round, North Richland Hills was required to follow suit.
Statewide drought conditions, coupled with North Texas’ rapid growth, have highlighted the importance of water conservation and the need to preserve our water supply for future generations.