Water Conservation


We are currently in Water Conservation Stage 2.


Mandatory Water Conservation 

 
On July 20th, Citizens are required to: 
  
  • Limit the irrigation of landscaped areas to two days per week (as assigned by street address number) and to irrigate landscapes only before 10:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m. on designated watering days, unless if watering by hand-held means.
    • Sundays & Thursdays for water customers with a street address  ending in an even number (0,2,4,6,or 8)
    • Saturdays & Wednesdays for water customers with a street address  ending in an odd number (1,3,5,7,or 9)
  • Fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, or Jacuzzi-type pools only on designated watering days.
  • Prohibit operations of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with recirculation system;
  • Limit use of water from hydrants to firefighting, related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare, except that use of water form designated fire hydrant for construction purposes allowed under special permit from the City;
  • Prohibit use of water for the irrigation of golf course greens, tees, and fairways except on designated watering days before 10:00am or after 8:00pm. However, if the golf course utilizes a water source other than that provided by the City, the facility shall not be subject to these regulations;
  • Prohibit restaurants from serving water to patrons except upon request of the patron; and

Prohibit all non-essential water uses, as follows:

  • Wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;  
  • Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
  • Use of water for dust control;
  • Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street; and
  • Failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s).   

Water - One of Our Most Precious Assets


Did you even know that the City of Temple had a Water Conservation Plan? We do, and we think it's important for you to know about too. Our Water Conservation Plan is based on both supply and demand. While we have an adequate water supply, the City's ability to deliver the water is limited by how much demand is placed on our water distribution system. During the summer months, demand levels tend to peak and our ability to deliver the water can become strained.

Plan Triggers


Our Water Conservation Plan establishes certain triggers that move us, progressively, from voluntary conservation to mandatory conservation stages. The Water Conservation Plan triggers are generally based upon the amount of water we are pumping out of the water plant on a daily basis. Once certain demand levels are reached, water conservation stages are triggered.

Stages

  1. Stage 2
  2. Stage 3
  3. Stage 4
  4. Stage 1

Moderate Water Shortage Conditions- Mandatory Conservation



Citizens must: 

  • Limit the irrigation of landscaped areas to two days per week (as assigned by street address number) and to irrigate landscapes only before 10:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m. on designated watering days, unless if watering by hand-held means.
  • Sundays & Thursdays for water customers with a street address  ending in an even number (0,2,4,6,or 8)
  •  Saturdays & Wednesdays for water customers with a street address  ending in an odd number (1,3,5,7,or 9)

  • Fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, or Jacuzzi-type pools only on designated watering days as listed above.
  • Operate fountains or ponds only to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.
  • Use fire hydrants for firefighting or related activities only or for construction purposes under special permit from the City of Temple.
  • Irrigate golf courses only on designated watering days before 10:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m., unless the course utilizes a water source other than that provided by the City of Temple.
  • Not wash down hard-surfaced areas (driveways, tennis courts, etc.), flush gutters, use water for dust control, or wash down buildings, except for fire protection.
  • Understand that restaurants are prohibited from serving water, except by request.
Conservation Tips
As we head into the traditionally high water usage months of the summer, we encourage all citizens to conserve water.

For ideas on how to conserve water at your house, check out 
WaterUseItWisely.com - 100 Ways to Conserve
H2Ouse.org

Watch this page for water conservation activation notices.