What triggered Stage 2 Watering Restrictions?

The City of Coppell purchases treated water from Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) at a contractual supply of 18.5 million gallons of water per day. Contractually, we have the ability to purchase additional treated water from DWU at a cost to our customers. In late July/early August 2023, water use in Coppell reached maximum volume over many consecutive days, and the City was not able to completely refill its water tanks. Per the Drought Contingency Plan, and to manage the amount of water we purchase from DWU, this kind of system demand triggers mandatory watering restrictions to ensure that the City can continue to provide water to the community at a high level of service and at as low a cost as possible.

The City of Coppell is not experiencing a water emergency; instead, we are encouraging customers to do their part to conserve water while we are under drought conditions to ensure that we can offer high-quality service and avoid a cost increase in the future.

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1. How do I update my sprinkler settings?
2. When can I water my lawn?
3. How many times a week can I water my lawn?
4. Can I use a soaker hose?
5. Can I hand water?
6. Do I need to limit my domestic water use (bathing, flushing toilets, washing laundry or dishes, etc.)?
7. What triggered Stage 2 Watering Restrictions?
8. Where can I find the City’s Drought Contingency Plan?
9. How do I report a malfunctioning sprinkler head or watering violations?
10. How can I monitor my water use?
11. How can I reduce the amount of water I need for irrigation in the future?
12. If we go over our contracted 18.5 million gallons/day, will Dallas Water Utilities shut off our water supply?
13. What happens if our water demand goes over 18.5 million gallons/day?
14. Can we buy more water from Dallas Water Utilities?
15. How do I request a watering variance?
16. How is the City making sure residents and businesses are aware of the restrictions?
17. The watering days listed in the ordinance are different from the watering days on the website. Which should I follow?