Year Round Water Restrictions


The outdoor water restrictions that were most recently enacted in Burleson in June 2013 became permanent in April 2014 due to a required change in the City’s water conservation plan.

Drought Contingency Plan

Since the City of Burleson purchases its water from the City of Fort Worth, Burleson must approve a drought contingency plan that mirrors Fort Worth’s plan. In April, Fort Worth made the maximum twice per week landscape restriction permanent, year-round. These permanent landscape watering restrictions are the same as the temporary ones enacted in June 2013. A drought prompted the restrictions to first be enacted August 2011 to May 2012.

  • If your residential address ends in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) you can use an irrigation system to water your landscape on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • If your residential address ends in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) you can use an irrigation system to water on Thursdays and Sundays.
  • All non-residential water locations (apartment complexes, businesses, industries, parks, medians, etc.) may water on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Monday is a no-water day.

Watering Ban

Since 2009, Burleson has banned watering with irrigation or sprinkler systems, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., year round. This includes residential and non-residential customers. That restriction is in place because up to 30% of the water sprayed on lawns during the heat of the day can be lost to evaporation.


Lawns and landscaping may be watered on any day with a hand-held hose, drip irrigation, soaker hose or tree bubbler. Irrigation using alternative water sources - a well or reclaimed or reused water - are excluded from the irrigation restrictions.