Category: Water Restrictions

GP Water Restrictions Clarified

I sent an email to the GP Water Department manager regarding the hosing down of carports/driveways with water running down the street and here is what he had to say:

At this time we are in “Stage one” of our drought contingency plan. This stage is in effect at all times. If additional restrictions we would move into Stages two and/or three. A public notice would be broadcast informing our residents of such a move.

In Stage One you can use hand held hoses at any time. However, you cannot allow the water to run off your property. If water runs off your property from driveways and carports it could carry wastes such as oil and debris which could pollute the environment. Therefore, runoff water is a violation of the Stormwater Prevention Ordinance and there are fines for these violations.

Below are the current restrictions that are always in effect.

No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

No watering on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday.

Even numbered addresses may water on Mondays and Thursdays.

Odd numbered addresses may water on Tuesday and Fridays.

When watering, a constant stream of water should not be allowed to flow into the street drainage.

Watering during precipitation is prohibited. Rain sensors are required on newer watering systems.

Report Water Restriction Violations During Regular Business Hours:  972-237-8296

Report Water Restriction Violations After Hours:
972-237-8400

Water runoff also includes washing cars under your carport and allowing water to run down the street and/or into the storm drains.

At the rate the water bill keeps going up, we may have to raise dues again to cover it. The current monthly water bill is over $33,000.00.  Please remember all 416 homeowners here pay the water bill, but only a small number of them allow runoff to occur.

We will be distributing a flyer next week to all properties that detail these restrictions in place by the city of GP.

 


                                        
    
                            

Help GP Save Water

 
To keep the city’s water supply at a safe level and to comply with the city’s whole sale water purchase contracts, the following restrictions apply at all times:
  • No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • No watering on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Even numbered addresses may water on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Odd numbered addresses may water on Tuesday and Fridays.
  • When watering, a constant stream of water should not be allowed to flow into the street drainage.
  • Watering during precipitation is prohibited. Rain sensors are required on newer watering systems.

GP Water Restrictions Are Still In Effect

To keep the city’s water supply at a safe level and to comply with the city’s whole sale water purchase contracts, the following restrictions apply at all times:

  • No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • No watering on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Even numbered addresses may water on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Odd numbered addresses may water on Tuesday and Fridays.
  • When watering, a constant stream of water should not be allowed to flow into the street drainage.
  • Watering during precipitation is prohibited. Rain sensors are required on newer watering systems.

Allowed:

  • Handheld and soaker hoses are allowed to be used any time.

 

Wasting Water

We have some residents who continually wash off their carports with the hose and let water run down the street and into the storm drains. We have others who let the hose run so their kids can lay in the water. At the end of the day, we all are paying for this since we all kick in part of our dues to pay for water.  Our last water bill is almost $30,000, which is a bit excessive.

If you see someone wasting water, here are the numbers to report Water Restriction violations:

Report Water Restriction Violations During Regular Business Hours:
972-237-8296

Report Water Restriction Violations After Hours:
972-237-8400

 

Grand Prairie Water Restrictions

To keep the city’s water supply at a safe level and to comply with the city’s whole sale water purchase contracts, the following restrictions apply at all times:

  • No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • No watering on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Even numbered addresses may water on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Odd numbered addresses may water on Tuesday and Fridays.
  • When watering, a constant stream of water should not be allowed to flow into the street drainage.
  • Watering during precipitation is prohibited. Rain sensors are required on newer watering systems.

Allowed:

  • Handheld and soaker hoses are allowed to be used any time.

Drought Contingency Plan (Emergency Water Use Plan) Information:

The Drought Contingency Plan may, depending on need, also prohibit all or some of the following non-essential uses (water use that does not directly benefit or maintain health, personal cleanliness, or firefighting purposes.

City Water Restrictions

To keep the city’s water supply at a safe level and to comply with the city’s whole sale water purchase contracts, the following restrictions apply at all times:

  • No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • No watering on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Even numbered addresses may water on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Odd numbered addresses may water on Tuesday and Fridays.
  • When watering, a constant stream of water should not be allowed to flow into the street drainage.
  • Watering during precipitation is prohibited. Rain sensors are required on newer watering systems.

Allowed:

  • Handheld and soaker hoses are allowed to be used any time.

Drought Contingency Plan (Emergency Water Use Plan) Information:

The Drought Contingency Plan may, depending on need, also prohibit all or some of the following non-essential uses (water use that does not directly benefit or maintain health, personal cleanliness, or firefighting purposes):

  1. Irrigation of landscape areas, including parks, athletic fields, and golf courses, except otherwise provided under this Plan;
  2. Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle; except as otherwise provided under this plan.
  3. Use of water to wash down any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;
  4. Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
  5. Flushing gutters or permitting water to run in any gutter or street, except as part of water quality management to flush stagnant water or enhance disinfection residuals;
  6. Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools or Jacuzzi-type pools;
  7. Use of water in a fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except where necessary to support aquatic life;
  8. Failure to repair a leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s) and;
  9. Use of water from hydrants for construction purposes or any other purposes other than fire fighting.
  10. Use of water from public drinking supply for gas well operations including fracturing and drilling

For more information, call 972-237-8377 or 972-237-8154.


 

GP Water Restrictions Still in Effect

To keep the city’s water supply at a safe level and to comply with the city’s whole sale water purchase contracts, the following restrictions apply at all times:

  • No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • No watering on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Even numbered addresses may water on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Odd numbered addresses may water on Tuesday and Fridays.
  • When watering, a constant stream of water should not be allowed to flow into the street drainage.
  • Watering during precipitation is prohibited. Rain sensors are required on newer watering systems.

Allowed:

  • Handheld and soaker hoses are allowed to be used any time.

Continued Water Restrictions in Grand Prairie

Please remember that water restrictions still exist and that the City will enforce them with fines. We still see people hosing off their driveways/carports daily, with water trailing down the street.  This is irresponsible and violates the restrictions.

Here are the current restrictions:


 

The following restrictions are in effect in the city of Grand Prairie:

  • No watering on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Even numbered addresses may water on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Odd numbered addresses may water on Tuesday and Fridays.
  • Handheld and soaker hoses are allowed to be used any time.

The following restrictions also apply at all times:

  • Residents and business are prohibited from watering their lawns anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • When watering, a constant stream of water should not be allowed to flow into the street drainage.
  • Watering during precipitation is prohibited. Rain sensors are required on newer watering systems.

The Drought Contingency Plan may, depending on need, also prohibit all or some of the following non-essential uses (water use that does not directly benefit or maintain health, personal cleanliness, or firefighting purposes):

  1. Irrigation of landscape areas, including parks, athletic fields, and golf courses, except otherwise provided under this Plan;
  2. Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle; except as otherwise provided under this plan.
  3. Use of water to wash down any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;
  4. Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
  5. Flushing gutters or permitting water to run in any gutter or street, except as part of water quality management to flush stagnant water or enhance disinfection residuals;
  6. Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools or Jacuzzi-type pools;
  7. Use of water in a fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except where necessary to support aquatic life;
  8. Failure to repair a leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s) and;
  9. Use of water from hydrants for construction purposes or any other purposes other than fire fighting.
  10. Use of water from public drinking supply for gas well operations including fracturing and drilling

For more information, call 972-237-8377 or 972-237-8154.

Trees, Grass and Watering

We ask our residents to please water the recently planted trees and the grass in the common area in the front and rear of your property.  No rain is forecast for many weeks and we need to protect the money we have invested in trees and the 500-600 pounds of grass seed we have sown around the subdivision. The water used to keep the trees and plants alive is part of your HOA dues, you will pay nothing extra.

As a reminder, here is the watering schedule from Grand Prairie:  (the first three restrictions apply to sprinklers)

Current Water Restrictions

The following restrictions are in effect in the city of Grand Prairie: 

  • No watering on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Even Numbered addresses may water on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Odd numbered addresses may water on Tuesday and Fridays.
  • Handheld and soaker hoses are allowed to be used any time.

*The following restrictions also apply at all times:

  • Residents and business are prohibited from watering their lawns anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • When watering, a constant stream of water should not be allowed to flow into the street drainage.
  • Watering during precipitation is prohibited. Rain sensors are required on newer watering systems.