Water Conservation

Water Awareness

Daily Water Use, including lawn watering, garden watering, and irrigation, is prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1 to Oct. 31.

The goal of Flower Mound's water use ordinance is to achieve a voluntary one percent reduction in total gallons utilized per capita, per day (GPCD) and insure Flower Mound has an adequate water supply and pressure during periods of reduced rainfall.

Water Awareness may be triggered when either wholesale water supplier(s) implement restrictive measures that require customers to implement similar restrictions for reasons such as conserving reservoir levels, maintaining system pressures, water treatment capacity, or other such items requiring cooperation; or total water consumption reaches 75% of the Town’s water distribution system pumping capacity.

Actions Available

Specific actions taken during any drought situation will be determined by the Flower Mound Town Manager. The Town Manager may also take other actions not listed, if deemed necessary. The following information outlines the basic plan for water conservation during such times.

All users shall refrain from lawn and garden watering or irrigation between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Encourage the reduction of water use through a voluntary day-of-week watering schedule. Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems shall be limited. Users whose last digit of their address is even shall be allowed watering days on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays while users whose last digit of their address is odd
shall be allowed watering days on Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays.

Apartments, office building complexes, or other property containing multiple addresses shall be identified by the lowest address number. Irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted at anytime if it is by means of a hand-held hose, faucet filled bucket, or drip irrigation.

Actions for City Government

In the event of necessary water awareness, the city shall initiate a public education campaign teaching and encouraging reduced water use practices for both town water and water from private wells. Notices will be published in local papers, will appear on local cable channels, and will be posted on the town’s web page informing the public of the trigger condition(s) prompting the measure and requesting that water users voluntarily reduce water consumption. During such times, local government may also:
  • Encourage reduction in water use for landscaping for parks and athletic fields
  • Encourage reduction of water use in town-owned ornamental fountains or ponds
  • Increase public awareness through the distribution of conservation pamphlets, including water conservation tips on utility billings, and including notices and suggestions in newsletters
  • Intensify normal leak detection and repair activities on waterlines
  • Provide weekly status updates on the condition(s) causing activation of the management measure will be displayed on the local cable television channel and appear on the town’s website
  • Waste of water shall be prohibited by eliminating such actions that allow excessive amounts of water to escape from irrigated areas as runoff into gutters, ditches, streets, and other surface drains; failing to promptly repair a controllable leak; and, other obvious wasteful uses and conditions

Commercial Customers

Commercial users, Home Owners Associations, and other non-residential irrigation system owners will be contacted and asked to reduce water use by inspecting their systems. Corrective measures would limit over watering to prevent runoff, repairing broken or damaged sprinkler heads, and repair of any leaks that may be identified. Commercial users would also be asked to identify and encourage voluntary reduction measures by high-volume water users through water audits as well as encourage reduction in water use for commercial landscaping, open space, parks and golf courses. Finally, commercial users should encourage reduction in water use for landscape nursery stock, if applicable.

Additional water conservation information is available in both the Water Conservation Ordinance and the Water Conservation Flyer sponsored by Flower Mound.