Between April 1 and October 31, as outlined in the Water Conservation Plan, all Garland Water Utility customers may water twice-per-week using an in-ground sprinkler system. Customers have the flexibility to choose which days of the week to water. Sprinkler system use is prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the warmer seasons to prevent excessive evaporation. Watering with a hand-held device, soaker hoses or drip irrigation is allowed anytime on any day.
Please remember, our watering schedule is subject to change dependent on the weather conditions and effectiveness of local water conservation measures. These changes would be posted on this website.
WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING UNDER
Water Conservation Plan
Think Before You Flush
The City of Garland operates two large wastewater treatment plants that receive all of the "used" water from every indoor drain and toilet in the city. You can imagine what a big task it is to screen and treat this water. Our system (and your pipes) can be damaged when toilets are used for anything other than the 3 P's (paper, pee and poop). Toilet paper is designed to breakdown quickly to prevent pipes from clogging. Remember, the pipes that take away wastewater from your home are only 2 - 3" in diameter. Flushing anything else (wipes, dental floss, cotton swabs, etc.) can lead to plumbing problems at home and at our treatment plants. The City of Garland Water Utilities department thanks you for your help in preventing sewer system blockages.
Four Cities Unite to Request Water Rate Relief
The Mayors of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson, in an unprecedented move, recently announced that their cities are asking the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to conduct a review of their water rates with the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). The cities are taking this action because the rates set by the NTMWD under the six-decade old water supply contract are discriminatory, are inconsistent with water conservation and are not in the public interest. As a result, the four cities have paid a total of $178 million for water they did not use.