At Monday’s Highland Park Town Council meeting, council members approved changes to the town’s “drought contingency” plan, mainly because the majority of the state is under extreme drought, and Highland Park is under “Drought Emergency Response Stage 1.” The changes noted below will take effect Sept. 1.
HP procures its water from the Dallas County Park Cities Municipal Utilities District (or DCPCMUD – whew, still with me?), which is entirely sourced by Grapevine Lake. With conditions as they are now, that means there’s a limited volume.
So what does this mean for you?
- Even-numbered houses water on Sundays and Thursdays
- Odd-numbered houses water on Saturdays and Wednesdays
- Non-residential customers (apartments, businesses, etc.) water on Tuesdays and Fridays
- No watering will take place on Mondays
Additionally, this new ordinance prohibits:
- Over-seeding with cool-season grasses
- “Hydro-mulching” (minus new construction or erosion control)
- Watering that causes runoff away from the lot
Of course, there are exceptions. Those include circumstances such as public-safety areas, newly-planted trees, irrigation systems, and other properties authorized by the town. Check out all the exceptions and regulations here.