Watering restrictions to ease on May 1

Twice per week watering allowed as needed

(ROCKWALL, TX) The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) water supply reservoirs have reached sufficient levels and capacities to allow the District to ease watering restrictions.  The NTMWD is the water provider to Rockwall and surrounding cities.

Beginning May 1, 2015, NTMWD will terminate all drought stages and will implement its Water Conservation Plan that allows landscape watering up to two days per week, and only if needed. This action is being implemented in accordance with State and District guidelines.

While the drought has not officially ended, runoff from recent rains helped increase the levels of both Lake Lavon and Lake Chapman, key water supplies for the district. The increasing lake levels along with the resumption of using water from Lake Texoma, the circumstances that caused the initiation of drought stages no longer prevail. Even with termination of drought contingency stages, it’s recommended that residents continue to keep their sprinklers off and use the manual mode to irrigate, only if needed.

Rockwall residents are urged to follow these guidelines and remember that watering is not allowed between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.  This provides for the most efficient, cost-effective use of water purchased by customers.  For more tips on how to practice conservation, visit the City’s conservation page at:

http://www.rockwall.com/conservation/conversationtips.asp and use the Water My Yard program at https://watermyyard.org/#/Location to better determine when and how much water to apply to your lawn.

The City of Rockwall appreciates the cooperation and sacrifices made to conserve water throughout the extreme periods of the drought.

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