Effective Monday, Sept. 1, in order to ensure water quality is maintained throughout the water distribution systems, Murphy water customers will return to once-a-week watering of lawns and landscapes with automatic sprinkler systems, says City Manager James Fisher.
“The North Texas Municipal Water District announced a recommendation to allow the resumption of the
original Stage 3 restrictions,” he said. “That level allows for landscape watering once a week with sprinklers or irrigation systems.”
The new restrictions will be in place through the end of October.
Even so, no watering is allowed after 10 a.m. or before 6 p.m. And all other listed restrictions for Stage 3 from the Water Conservation Plan apply, along with those from Stages 1 and 2. For example, hosing of paved areas, buildings or windows is prohibited, although pressure washing of impervious surfaces is allowed for health and safety. No operation of ornamental fountains or other amenity ponds that use treated water is allowed.
Washing or rinsing of vehicles by hand can only be accomplished with a hose equipped with a cutoff nozzle. And, using water in such a manner that allows runoff or other waste is strictly forbidden. Landscape watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems at each service address is confined to specific days allowed, if needed.
NOTE: A calendar with the appropriate watering days for residences and businesses can be downloaded below: