The City of Lubbock has once again put its outdoor water restrictions in place for the summer months. Just because these rules are in place, doesn’t mean you can’t have a fantastic looking yard.
In fact, you should embrace the restrictions knowing you’re playing a part in conserving our natural water sources that are so precious to West Texas.
Here’s a layout of the restrictions and what you can do to save even more water while still having a pristine lawn!
City of Lubbock Water Restrictions:
The restrictions began April 1st and will continue through September 30th.
When irrigating, citizens can irrigate up to 1.5 inches per zone per week. On your scheduled watering days, irrigation is allowed from midnight to 10 am and from 6 pm to midnight.
One of the most important points is that no irrigation is allowed between 10 am and 6 pm. This is typically the hotter and windier time of the day. So much water-loss happens between those hours that any attempt to irrigate would waste water.
The irrigation schedules are set up so that you can irrigate on two assigned days per week during the restrictions. The schedules are based on the last digit of the address:
- Addresses ending in 0, 3, 4, or 9 irrigate Monday and Thursday
- Addresses ending in 1, 5, or 6 irrigate Tuesday and Friday
- Addresses ending in 2, 7, or 8 irrigate Wednesday and Saturday
The City of Lubbock also has some year-round restrictions.
First, you can only irrigate when temperatures are above 35 degrees Fahrenheit. You can irrigate the landscape, but not cause runoff, so don’t overwater! When it’s raining, or other precipitation events are occurring, don’t water your lawn. However, hand watering and drip irrigation is allowed any time of day.
For other ways to conserve water, the City of Lubbock has a whole page on conservation and basic tips for irrigating. But for a sophisticated edge in watering, see what Watermaster can do for you this summer.
Summer Irrigation Made Easy
Besides planting drought-resistant plants and trees, you can manage your water usage more efficiently by adjusting your irrigation system controller. Most irrigation controllers are designed to run on a timer that you set. Need help setting up your irrigation system? Check out our Irrigation Product Manuals.
Watermaster also sells technology called Hydrawise™, a wireless, WiFi-enabled system that allows you to monitor and track your water use remotely. Through weather forecasts and history, the monitor uses Predictive Watering to accurately know how much water to use depending on the circumstances.
So, not only could you be conserving water through the City of Lubbock’s restrictions, but through a smart system that will save you money as well! Just because there are restrictions on water usage does not mean that your lawn should have to suffer. With smart choices, drought-resistant plants, grasses, and trees, and your local irrigation and water experts at Watermaster, it should be an easy and beautiful summer.