How can I reduce the amount of water I need for irrigation in the future?

Residents and businesses alike are encouraged to be water conscious now and into the future. Visit and the City’s Watering Techniques page for tips to reduce the amount of water needed for irrigation. 

Residents and businesses are also encouraged to consider Texas SmartScape plants in their landscape. These plants are well adapted to the Texas heat, drought tolerant, pest and disease resistant, and attract beneficial animals and insects. By using native and adaptive plants, you help conserve precious water, reduce stormwater runoff, prevent water pollution, provide wildlife habitats, and save time and money!

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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?