|April 3, 2012
In response to the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) voting to relax the Stage 3 Enhanced provisions of the Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Emergency Response Plan, the City of Rockwall will also modify its Stage 3 conservation measures.
Effective immediately residents will be permitted to irrigate landscape one day per week.
Watering between 10 AM and 6 PM is prohibited.
Because NTMWD still cannot pump from Lake Texoma (28% of the total raw water supply) residents are urged to continue water reduction efforts until a new pipeline going directly from Lake Texoma to the NTMWD’s water treatment plant in Wylie is completed.A 10% reduction in water consumption is still needed throughout the area served by NTMWD.
The City of Rockwall is implementing the following water conse
Since Lake Texoma represents about one quarter of the North Texas raw water supply, NTMWD continues to work with all state and federal agencies involved to safely restore the Texoma water supply while minimizing the transfer of zebra mussels into Lake Lavon and the Trinity River Basin.Although zebra mussels are not harmful to humans and do not contaminate the water, they do attach to water facilities and pipes that pump water causing increased operating and maintenance costs.
Extending the NTMWD’s water supply during Stage 3 through the efficient use of existing water resources is crucial to meeting the long-term water needs of the NTMWD’s Member Cities and Customers.
Please contact the City of Rockwall’s Conservation Department by phone at 972-772-6435 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information and conservation tips, please go to www.rockwall.com/green.