Water & Sewer Issues
Have you noticed a change in the way your water taste or smells? For an explanation on how and why this happens, visit the North Texas Municipal Water District's website.
Stage 3 Water Restrictions
Go Into Effect on June 1
North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has requested its member cities to implement their Stage 3 Water Restrictions on June 1, 2013. Garland residents and businesses will be allowed to water their lawns once a week on Saturdays only. 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.
North Texas Municipal Water District is still unable to pump water from Lake Texoma due to the infestation of zebra mussels. This lake usually provides approximately 28% of our water needs. Both Lake Lavon and Lake Chapman, currently two of NTMWD primary reservoirs, are significantly below normal conservation levels. Water conservation must be practiced to ensure an adequate supply of water during the summer months. 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.
Stage 3 Water Restrictions include:
- Once a week lawn watering on Saturdays only
- 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.
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.