Stage 3 Water Restrictions Implemented November 1, 2011
The City of Rowlett purchases water from the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). The current drought continues to impact the lakes that supply the NTMWD, including:
Lake Lavon (49% full as of 10/28/2011)
Lake Texhoma (77% full as of 10/28/2011)
Lake Chapman (33% full as of 10/28/2011)
Lake Tawakoni (72% full as of 10/28/2011)
Due to dangerously low lake levels, Stage 3 Water Restrictions are implemented on November 1, 2011.
City Ordinance ORD-021-09 requires citizens:
Limit landscape watering with sprinklers or irrigation system to once every seven days corresponding with residents trash pick up day (see map).
Foundations, new landscaping, new plantings (first year) of shrubs and trees may be watered for up to two hours on any day by a hand-held hose, a soaker hose or a dedicated zone using a drip irrigation system.
Wait until the current drought has passed before establishing new landscaping and no hydroseeding, hydromulching or sprigging allowed.
Do not drain and refill swimming pools except to replace normal water loss.
Halt non-essential City government water use including street cleaning, vehicle washing, operation of ornamental fountains, etc.*
* Waterview Golf Course utilizes untreated water from a separate City of Dallas (Lake Ray Hubbard) agreement and will not be subject to Stage 3 Water Restrictions.
Click here for the Watering Map.