Drought Stage 1 Dropped in Lubbock, However Conservation Rules Still Apply

Restrictions are associated with the new water conservation plan.

LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) - As part of the City of Lubbock’s proactive water conservation efforts, the City adopted a revised Water Use Management Plan ordinance on January 12, 2017.  As a result, the City is no longer in drought stage restrictions.

However, our revised ordinance includes continuing our long-term efforts to restrict the number of days we irrigate each week.  Restriction associated with our new water conservation plan include:

Irrigation Schedules

  • Irrigate landscape only during two assigned days per week year-round
  • Irrigation schedules are based on the last digit of the house address:
    • Addresses ending in 0, 3, 4, or 9 – Monday and Thursday
    • Addresses ending in 1, 5, or 6 - Tuesday and Friday
    • Addresses ending in 2, 7, or 8 – Wednesday and Saturday

Other Year-Round Restrictions

  • Irrigate only when temperatures are above 35 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Irrigate landscape without runoff
  • Do not irrigate during precipitation events
  • Hand watering is allowed any time of day and on any day of the week

Spring & Summer Restrictions - April 1st thru September 30th

  • Irrigate less than 1.5 inches per zone per week
  • On your scheduled watering days, irrigation is allowed from midnight to 10:00 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to midnight.
  • No irrigation is allowed between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Fall & Winter- October 1st thru March 31st

  • Irrigate less than 1.0 inch per zone per week
  • Irrigate any time of day on assigned days

The City of Lubbock commends its customers for the significant amount of water that has been conserved over the past 10 years.  We asks that all residents and businesses continue to be considerate and efficient with their water usage in an effort to conserve water and reduce overall demand so we can preserve our water supplies for many decades to come.  Effective water conservation must be a long-term continuous effort. 

(Press release from City of Lubbock)


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