Water Conservation Plan
Smart water management is important to the longevity of a community. The Town of Addison is currently in a "Voluntary Water Awareness" stage. Learn about the Water Conservation Plan and how this stage affects your household water use below.
Goal: Raise public awareness of potential drought problems. Achieve a 5% reduction in water use through voluntary water conservation by residents, businesses, and Addison.
- Encourage reduction in water use
- Prohibit residential or commercial lawn watering and car washing between the hours of 9am and 8pm
Triggering Criteria: The Town purchases 100% of its potable water from the City of Dallas. Addison has implemented its Drought Contingency Plan, and in doing so, is following the same emergency water management triggering criteria as the City of Dallas:
- Water supplies are low
- Water demand approaches system capacity
- Short-term deficiencies limit supply capability
Termination Criteria: All initiated actions will remain in effect until the conditions which triggered Stage 1 have been alleviated.
- Prohibit hosing off of paved areas, buildings or windows; operation of swimming pool draining followed by refilling, washing or rinsing vehicles by hose; using water in such a manner as to allow runoff or other water wastes. EXCEPTIONS: Vehicles may be washed or rinsed with a hose at commercial car washes; vehicles may be washed at any location with a bucket or other container.
- Limit landscape watering at each service address to once every five days based on the last digit of the address per the schedule below.
|Last Digit of Address||Allowed Water Dates|
|0 and 5||5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th|
|1 and 6||1st, 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st, 26th|
|2 and 7||2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22nd, 27th|
|3 and 8||3rd, 8th, 13th, 18th, 23rd, 28th|
|4 and 9||4th, 9th, 14th, 19th, 24th, 29th|
No watering will be allowed on the 31st. Apartments, office building complexes or other property containing multiple addresses will be identified by the lowest address number.
Where there are no numbers, a number will be assigned by the director. These restrictions also apply to government facilities.
Exemptions: Foundations, azaleas, and new plantings (first year) of trees and shrubs may be watered with a hand-held or soaker hose on any day for up to two hours; nurseries may water plant stock only without restrictions; public gardens may water without restriction.