In accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, Garland Water Utilities presents its annual Water Quality Report. This report includes water testing completed between January 1 and December 2013.
Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) - City of Garland's Water Quality Report for 2013
Lawn Watering Schedule Change effective September 1, 2014!
Customers may water their lawn one day a week (on their garbage collection day) through October 2014. Scroll down for additional information.
Water & Sewer Issues
Stage 3 Water Restrictions
Are Still in Effect!
Once a Week Lawn Watering Through October 2014!
On August 28, 2014 North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) Board of Directors voted to initiate once a week lawn watering through October 2014. Effective September 1, 2014 Garland customers will be allowed to water their lawns with sprinklers or irrigation systems one day a week through October. Resident's designated watering day is the same day as their garbage collection day. If you are unsure of your garbage collection schedule, please visit: www.GarlandEnvironmentalWaste.com. Lawn watering with sprinklers is not allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Watering foundations, new shrubs and trees with a hand-held hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation is allowed at any time. Variances:
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires that water providers maintain chlorine residuals to ensure water quality. Annually, chlorine residuals are depleted by increases in temperature during summer months. This summer maintaining chlorine residuals has been difficult due to drought-driven decreases in water consumption. To maintain water quality, water suppliers perform flushing of hydrants to remove the water that has decreased chlorine residuals. Allowing once a week lawn watering in September and October will improve circulation and help maintain the required chlorine residuals. Garland Water Utilities will continue to monitor water quality within its system and will perform hydrant flushing only when necessary.
While water quality remains the top priority, water conservation and using water wisely is still critical to maintain current available water supplies until the drought eases. Garland City Council supports water conservation and encourages citizens to do their part by using water wisely.
Due to their large size, certain facilities within the City of Garland may be be granted specific variances to water outside mandated water restriction times. These facilities may include athletic fields and parks and recreation facilities. The watering schedules for these facilities will meet or exceed the city's conservation efforts under its current water restrictions. All variance requests must be made in writing and sent to Bonny Patrick at: mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stage 3 Water Restrictions also include:
- Postpone new landscaping until drought has passed
- No planting of cool season grass
- Existing swimming pools/hot tubs/spa-like pools may not be drained and refilled
- The operation of ornamental fountains/ponds is prohibited except to support aquatic life
- No washing down of exterior hard surfaces (sidewalks, driveways, patios, etc.)
- Residents and businesses are asked to minimize non-essential water use
You can print a comparison of our water restrictions under the new Drought Contingency Response Plan by clicking on link below. If you need additional information, call 972-205-3285.
Click on the links below to learn how to help your landscape survive during strict water restrictions:
For City of Garland water and sewer line locates, please contact Texas 811 for utility line locates two (2) days before digging. For more information visit www.texas811.org or call 8-1-1.
* Garland Water Utilities will locate water or sewer mains; we will not locate service lines (laterals) and also cannot locate lines on private property.