Collin County residents should expect the water restrictions to last through 2007.

The point of this site is to ensure our clients are in compliance with the restrictions as to avoid penalties. Likewise, maximizing your watering time will greatly help prevent the decline of your turf, trees and shrubs.

The stage 3 water restrictions limit watering to once a week via an irrigation system. Additional hand watering with a shut off nozzle is permitted during certain hours. Most cities restrictions began on June 1st of 2006. .

If you have flowers, new sod, new plants or trees less than three years old; additional hand watering is a must. Established turf can survive without serious decline if given up to one inch of water per week.

Recommended Irrigation Timer Configuration

Assuming your trash day is Wednesday and you are not allowed to water between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., you may only water on Wednesday. Therefore, you may water from 12:01 a.m. until 8:59 a.m. Wednesday morning and again from 7:01 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday night.

1. Turn off all day’s except Wednesday on your irrigation timer.
2. Set each zones watering time to 20 or 30 minutes.
  a. Determine how many zones you have
  b. Multiply the number of zones by 20 or 30 minutes to ensure you have enough time to make it through each zone for 30 minutes and still stay within the allowed watering time frame
3. Set multiple start times. Set ‘start time 1’ to 12:01 a.m. and ‘start time 2’ to 7:01 p.m.

This example will allow you to water twice on Wednesday. Many of us at CitiTurf will actually water more than twice. For example, if you only have six zones and you water each zone for 30 minutes you can cycle through all of your zones in 3 hours. Therefore, between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 8:59 a.m. you could actually run through each zone twice. The goal is to apply as much water as possible without wasting it through run off.

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Last Update: March 7th, 2007

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