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Water Conservation

The City of Arlington’s conservation program is part of a regional effort to help plan for future water supply needs and meet the requirements of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Texas Water Development Board. With reservoir levels decreasing and water capacity below normal, the City of Arlington is asking residents and businesses to comply with city ordinances and use water wisely. For more information about this message, send us an e-mail at or call 817-459-6600. Together, we can ensure a reliable water supply for future generations.

Conservation Events

Watering Nixed 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Year Round

Except for hand watering and the use of soaker hoses, it shall be unlawful for any person to irrigate, water, or cause or permit the irrigation or watering of any lawn or landscape located on premises owned, leased, or managed by that person between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Drip-Irrigated Plants Save Water

Studies have established that a square foot of grass needs 72 gal/year (272.5 L/yr) to survive while a drip-irrigated plant suited to the climate needs only 17 gal/yr (64 L/yr), a savings of 55 gal/yr (208 L/yr) for each square foot of grass sod replaced.

Irrigation Rules

As mandated by the Texas Legislature, the City of Arlington recently approved Ordinance 08-108 creating a landscape irrigation program that includes permitting, minimum design standards, and inspections for all new and expanded lawn irrigation systems. Learn more

Conservation Planning vs. Drought Management

Although a water conservation and drought management plan may appear to be the same, there are differences between the plans that benefit the community and region when put into practice. Learn more

WaterSense: an E.P.A. Partnership Program

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Texas SmartScape®

Provides design, care and search tools that are “Smart” for North Central Texas Learn more

Kids Corner

Save Water, Nothing Can Replace It

The Tarrant Regional Water District, water supplier for the City of Arlington, has developed a web site devoted to conservation education Learn more

Water Conservation Ordinance

Water Conservation Tips