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Water Less, Y'all

Water Less, Y'all

Upper Trinity Regional Water District initiated Stage 1 watering restrictions for all of its Customer cities and utilities on June 28, 2022. Under Stage 1, outdoor watering is limited to a maximum of two days per week and prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Residents should check their city’s or utility’s website or social media for assigned watering days or other requirements regarding outdoor watering, and follow the water-saving tips below.
North Texas is getting hotter, drier, and more crowded. So, the more we do to save water today, the better everyone’s tomorrows will be. Let’s all do our part to conserve water this summer — and always.
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As much as 80% of water use in the summer months is for outdoor watering. It’s estimated that half of that water may be wasted due to poorly designed and maintained irrigation systems or watering at the wrong time of the day or for too long. Remember, yards are tougher in Texas!

Give these water-saving tips a try, and you’ll be a real Texas hero:

  • Sign up for weekly watering tips:  The program recommends the amount of supplemental water needed to maintain a healthy lawn each week based on current local weather conditions. Consider it a custom watering plan! 
  • Do the Texas Two-Step and play Texas Hold ‘em:  Water no more than two days a week and only before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. Hold off watering after it’s rained or when rain is in the forecast, as well as during windy conditions. This is backed up by research from turfgrass experts at Texas A&M, as seen and in this .
  • Only water when it’s needed:  An easy way to see if your lawn needs water is to insert a soil moisture gauge or a long screwdriver into the soil. If the screwdriver easily inserts into the soil, like a toothpick into a cake, your lawn does not need watering. If it’s hard to push in the soil, it’s time to water.
  • Cycle and soak: This method of watering helps water go deeper into the roots which is better for the plants. Water in shorter cycles (5-6 minutes each) and wait one hour between each cycle.
  • Get familiar with your sprinkler controller: Watch showing how to adjust your sprinkler controller or ask your landscape professionals for help.  Avoid setting a timer once and forgetting it. recommendations can help with this. Be sure to use the to change watering with the seasons.
  • Select the right plant for the right place: Texas and do better in local growing conditions.  Group plants with similar water needs in the same location to help avoid overwatering. Soil amendments (compost and mulch) retain water in the soil and improve plant health. 
  • Learn about Water Efficient Lawn & Garden Care for North Texas: Check out all the best water-saving tips in
The are projected to grow nearly fivefold by 2070. To meet future needs, Upper Trinity is relying on conservation as part of its plan.  If we all do our part, we can stretch our limited water supplies further. So, Water Less, Y’all!