Rules for outdoor water use in McKinney will change May 1. The city’s water supplier, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), has indicated water supply reservoirs have reached sufficient levels to terminate the Drought Contingency Plan. As a result, the city will implement the Landscape Water Management Plan which includes modifications to the current watering rules and schedules.
Starting May 1, watering with sprinklers and irrigation systems will be allowed twice weekly on the regularly scheduled residential trash day and, if needed, three days later. Watering is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or during precipitation. Excessive watering resulting in run-off and waste is also not allowed.
“Abundant rainfall this spring has filled area lakes and watered our lawns, but it is important to note that water is still a finite resource. Residents and businesses are encouraged to water only if needed,” said Chris Browning, Public Works Director.
Irrigations systems with registered, programmed, and functioning ET controllers are exempt from water restriction schedules because these systems are designed to sense when landscaping needs water.
Outdoor watering rules apply to all homes, businesses and common areas located within McKinney. Commercial addresses and common areas should water on the residential trash day for the zone in which they are located.
To view all water policies, visit the Outdoor Water Use page
Violating the water restrictions could result in penalties including fees. To report a water violation, call the water hotline at 972-439-1059 or visit the Outdoor Water Use page
City of McKinney Press Release