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

Spring/Summer Watering Guidelines in Effect
April 1 - October 31

Beginning April 1, Plano residents and businesses are asked to only water a maximum of twice per week. 2017 Spring/Summer Recommended Water Guidelines

  • Only water when needed. You may not need to water if rain is in the forecast. Subscribe to WaterMyYard.org for weekly watering recommendations. 
  • It is best not to water with sprinklers between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. as these are the hottest hours of the day.
  • Foundations and landscaping, including grass, shrubs and trees, may be watered for up to 2 hours any day by a hand-held hose or soaker hose.
  • Low-flow drip irrigation systems may operate as needed.
  • A variance may be requested to water new landscapes for up to 30 days. Instructions are available at plano.gov/variances. Variances are not required for filling pools.
*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.
City of Plano 2017 Spring Summer Watering Guidelines