The City of Arlington implemented
Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Management
Plan on Monday, June 3, 2013, in response to Tarrant Regional Water
District’s (TRWD) decision to begin watering restrictions. The goal
of Stage 1 drought restrictions is to save 5% of expected water
consumption through savings from outdoor irrigation. A maximum
twice per week watering schedule is in effect and full details can
be found here:
THE LAWN WHISPERER
You can have a beautiful, healthy lawn and still save water. When
you really listen to your lawn, it can tell you when it needs water
and when it doesn't.
Visit the Lawn Whisperer's Facebook page and learn how to talk to
your lawn, too.
WATERING NIXED 10 A.M. TO
6 P.M. YEAR-ROUND
Except for hand watering and the use of soaker hoses, it shall be
unlawful for any person to irrigate, water, or cause or permit the
irrigation or watering of any lawn or landscape located on premises
owned, leased, or managed by that person between the hours of 10:00
a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
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DRIP-IRRIGATED PLANTS SAVE WATER
Studies have established that a square
foot of grass needs 72 gal/year (272.5 L/yr)
to survive while a drip-irrigated plant
suited to the climate needs only 17 gal/yr
(64 L/yr), a savings of 55 gal/yr (208 L/yr)
for each square foot of grass sod replaced.
As mandated by the Texas Legislature, the City of Arlington
recently approved Ordinance 08-108 creating a landscape irrigation
program that includes permitting, minimum design standards, and
inspections for all new and expanded lawn irrigation systems.
WATERSENSE: AN E.P.A.
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CONSERVATION PLANNING VS. DROUGHT
Although a water conservation and drought management plan may
appear to be the same, there are differences between the plans that
benefit the community and region when put into practice.
CONSERVATION EVENTS - FREE
The Edible Landscape
Monday, March 10, 6-8p.m.
Central Library, 101 E. Abram St.
Presented by Patrick Dickinson, Urban Water Program Coordinator with
Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
Thursday, March 27, 6-8p.m.
Southeast Branch Library, 900 S.E. Green Oaks Blvd. Presented by
Dotty Woodson, Water Resources Extension Program Specialist with
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services.
How to Build a Rain Barrel and Vegetable Gardening Demonstration
Saturday, April 5, 9a.m. - 10:30a.m. Water Utilities South
Service Center, 1100 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd. (Outside)
A demonstration on building a 50 gallon rain barrel and material
parts list to build your own barrel will be provided. Hands-on
vegetable plantings will also occur. Presented by Arlington
Water Utilities and Arlington Men's Garden Club.
Drip Irrigation Do It Yourself
Thursday, April 24, 6-8 p.m.
Lake Arlington Branch Library, 4000 W. Green
Presented by Dotty Woodson, Water
Resources Extension Program Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife
Water-Efficient Property Management
Thursday, May 15, 3-5p.m.
Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S Center St.
This class is intended for property managers associated with
homeowner associations, apartment complexes, large commercial
properties, etc. but is also open to the public. Presented by
Patrick Dickinson, Urban Water Program Coordinator with Texas A&M
To register for the above FREE classes:
please contact Dustan Compton at 817-459-6628 or email:
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