Water Conservation & Guidelines

The City of Plano is committed to conserving and protecting our water supply in a cooperative effort with our citizens and other North Texas Municipal Water District member cities through education and enforcement that contributes to the overall quality of life.
Water Smart Plano

Winter Watering Guidelines in Effect
November 1 - March 31

Beginning November 1, Plano residents and businesses are asked to only water a maximum of once per week. View the Winter Watering Guidelines.

  • If watering is needed, set your sprinklers to run when the temperature is warmer, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., to avoid icing of streets and sidewalks.  
  • Turn off automatic sprinklers now that cooler weather has arrived. Most grasses go
    dormant until spring, which reduces your lawn’s need for water. Subscribe to WaterMyYard.org for customized weekly watering recommendations.
  • Planting cool season grasses, such as rye or fescue, is discouraged. These grasses require extra water during winter.
  • Excessive water runoff and watering during rain, ice or snow is prohibited.
  • Just because it is your day to water doesn't mean you need to water.
Winter Watering Guidelines
*As HOA watering involves watering of their common areas and in many cases the City of Plano right of way (which has no address), it was decided that all HOA watering and addresses ending in zero would follow an EVEN address watering schedule. Newly installed landscapes may be granted a 30-day water variance upon approval. Variances are not required for filling pools.  Request a Variance

Residents can sign up for texts or emails with guidance on when watering is needed at the Water My Yard website or by avoiding watering when rain has just occurred or is expected.