Assistant Director of Public Works
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Residents of Burleson will be under Stage 1 water restrictions starting Monday, June 3, 2013. This is the second time that the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) has implemented watering restrictions, based on storage capacity, since August 2011. Those restrictions ended May 4, 2012.
The primary focus of Stage 1 water restrictions is to significantly reduce outdoor watering, which can account for as much as 50 percent or more of the daily residential water used during the summer. Since 2009 the City of Burleson has banned watering with irrigation or sprinkler systems, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., year round. This includes residential and non-residential customers. That restriction is in place because up to 30 percent of the water sprayed on lawns during the heat of the day can be lost to evaporation.
In Burleson, Stage 1 water restrictions means landscape watering is now limited to twice a week.
- Residential addresses that end in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, and 8) may water on Wednesday and Saturday;
- Residential addresses that end in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, and 9) may water on Thursday and Sunday;
- Non-residential addresses (apartments, businesses, parks, medians, etc.) may water on Tuesday and Friday;
- There is no landscape watering on Monday.
The TRWD serves 1.8 million people in 11 North Texas counties. The TRWD’s reservoirs include Lake Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain Lake, Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers. The TRWD also gets water from Lake Benbrook and Fort Worth (Burleson buys its water from the City of Fort Worth) draws water from Lake Worth.
The TRWD said this is the fourth driest spring on record. The rainfall for the year is only 75 percent of normal. The TRWD reservoirs would need six-nine inches to get back to normal going into summer.
May 21, 2013 news release
Do's and Don'ts of Stage 1 Water Restrictions
Drought Contingency Plan