Drought Contingency

Mandatory Stage I Water Conservation

 July 20, 2018


Re: Mandatory Stage I Rationing with Restrictions to ONCE a Week Outside Watering


Effective Immediately:


Parker County Special Utility District is implementing Stage I of the District’s Drought Contingency Plan due to the ongoing drought and the District’s water consumption has exceeded 80% of the daily maximum supply. The District’s goal is to reach a 20% reduction in total use.


The water conservation measures to be implemented are as follows:


  • Initiate mandatory conservation measures, where possible.


  • All “non-essential water use” shall be PROHIBITED between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Non-essential water use” is defined as washing windows, siding, eaves and roofs of buildings; washing driveways, streets, curbs and gutters; vehicle washing; unattended irrigation or sprinkler lawn watering of landscaping, shrubs and grass; draining and filling swimming pools; and flushing water systems.


Handheld hose watering of landscaping, shrubs and grass is permissible subject to the

time-of-day” restrictions established herein.


  • Unattended irrigation or sprinkler lawn watering is permitted only ONCE a week on your designated day and is NOT allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. according to the last digit of your street address.


                 0 and 1: Monday                               2 and 3: Tuesday                               4 and 5: Wednesday

                 6 and 7: Thursday                             8 and 9:  Friday


  No outside watering on Saturday or Sunday OR between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Stage I Outside Residential Water Use Enforcement Policy:


1st Violation - The member will be notified by a written notice of their specific violation. Excessive   

                         water users could face a rate increase.

  2nd Violation - Installation of a flow restricting device in the customer’s service line to limit the 

                          amount of water through the meter in a 24-hour period.

  Subsequent Violations - The District may terminate service for up to 7 days and charge for the service      

                                           call to restore service.


Visit our website at parkercountywater.com for information on conserving water.


Your cooperation in this effort is greatly appreciated!