Plano Residents Urged To Conserve Water

Plano residents are asked to refrain from watering their lawns more than two times a week according to a Star Local Media article from March 31st. In it they say:

“With spring now rolling around, the city of Plano is asking residents to water their lawns and landscapes no more than twice per week from April 1 to Oct. 31.

The city is also requesting that automatic sprinkler system settings be turned off, watering be shut off amid periods of rain and to water landscapes and yards only between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m., when spring and summer temperatures are generally at their lowest.

To this end, officials have implemented a weekly watering schedule for households in accordance to the last digit of their street address. Even-numbered addresses given allotted watering days of Monday and Thursday of every week, while odd-numbered ones are given those of Tuesday and Friday. Addresses ending in zero are considered even-numbered, as are houses whose irrigation systems are operated by a homeowner’s association.”

This isn’t the first time Plano has urged its citizens to conserve water. Last month Plano released detailed instructions on how to minimize water and electricity usage according to a Dallas Morning News article from February 19th. In it they say:

“Residents are being asked to conserve water as much as possible. That means using water only for restrooms and eating or drinking. Dishes and clothing should not be washed.

Steps should also be taken to avoid burst pipes.

If you have power, faucets should be left dripping for 30 minutes and then can be shut off for two hours. If you do not have power, faucets should be turned on so they slowly drip.”

          Water conservation is a good practice to have and Plano seems to be consistent in reminding its residents of that fact.

 

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