Over the past several weeks,
the city has received a lot of resident feedback on the water map for watering restrictions in Stage 2. The water map was
made in the best interest of the water system; however, considering the needs of the residents and taking a different look
at our water system, we have made a change to the watering schedule. We realize the water map was in place for a very
short period of time, but providing a timely response was necessary in this case. Last night the Plano City Council adopted
a different approach to watering restrictions, while continuing to limit watering to 2 days per week.
immediately, the City will move to Even/Odd Watering:
Even addresses may water on Monday�s
and Thursday�s except for 10am to 6pm.
Odd addresses may water on Tuesday�s
and Friday�s except for 10am to 6pm.
All variances that were granted
previously will still be in effect. Watering by hand, using soaker hoses, or using any form of drip irrigation is still acceptable
any day of the week, any time of the day.
We are working quickly to
get new information out to all residents through some form of print communication, e-mail, press release, the water information
line, and the webpage: www.plano.gov/water . The website should be updated by the end of business today and is the best source of accurate and current information
for staff and residents. The water information line (972-769-4338) has been updated this morning.
This change will provide our
residents with the flexibility to protect their outdoor assets. We continue to encourage everyone to focus on reducing
their water use to help the city meet its reduction goals. I wanted to send this out to all of you so that you can share this
information with your residents; I expect it will bring some stress relief to everyone!
There are also a few opportunities
that we wanted to make you aware of:
� We will be giving periodic �Keep Your Landscape
Alive During Drought� classes during the months of September and October at the Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano
Parkway. You can find more information here: http://www.plano.gov/water
The City of Plano offers credit on your water bill if you
replace a water guzzling toilet with a high efficiency toilet, install a rain/freeze sensor on an existing irrigation system
that doesn�t have one, or install a rain barrel. You can find more details here: http://plano.gov/Departments/Environmental%20Services/greenliving/waterconservation/Pages/WaterRebate.aspx
The City of Plano gives away free to residents: low flow showerheads, shower timers, kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators, toilet leak
detection tablets, toilet flappers, and rain gauges. You can find more details here: http://plano.gov/Departments/Water/saveindoors/Pages/RetrofitItems.aspx