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Sign up for Water My Yard

July 25, 2018

Sign up for Water My Yard

Deciding when and how much to water your lawn during the and summer can be challenging.  Residents now have a quick and definitive way to answer those questions.  Sponsored by the Dallas County Park Cities Municipal Utilities District, the Park Cities are now part of the Water My Yard program.  Offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, this free online tool helps you determine how much supplemental water is needed to maintain a healthy lawn year-round. 

To learn more about the Water My Yard program, go here.  It only takes a few short online steps before you are set to receive automated emails or text-messages with weekly guidance that is based on weather and soil conditions in the Park Cities. 

Watering Restrictions

A reminder - The City prohibits the use of outdoor watering systems from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from April 1 to October 31.  



Watering days determined by street address


Consistent with ordinances in many other area communities, outdoor watering days are determined by street address.

  • Even - Residents with addresses ending in an even number can use automatic sprinkler son Sundays and Thursdays.
  • Odd - Addresses ending in an odd number  can use automatic sprinklers on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
  • Multi-family addresses and office buildings will water using their lowest street address number.

Watering restriction exemptions

  • Residents can water at any time of the day or night, and on any day of the week with a hand-held hose, a drip irrigation device, soaker hose or watering can. 
  • Automatic sprinkler systems can be used during the repair or testing of a new or existing system and to irrigate newly planted landscapes within 30 days of installation. 
  • Automatic sprinklers can be used to irrigate athletic fields used for organized sports to protect the health and safety of the players, staff and officials present for athletic events. 
  • Sprinkler systems that are not connected to the City's water system are exempt from outdoor watering restrictions.

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department watered its 60 acres of  park space and other landscaped areas, including medians on a twice-a-week schedule (meaning no zone is activated more than twice a week).  Because the City’s irrigation system includes more than 50 water controllers, it’s possible you may see an irrigation malfunction before a City staff member does.  If you notice a problem, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 214-987-5488 or dial  3-1-1.