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July 12, 2023 1:13 PM

Stage 1 Drought Restriction Update

Wichita Falls, Texas - With the combined lake levels dropping below 65%, once again, the City of Wichita Falls will be actively enforcing the Stage 1 water restrictions. Beginning Monday July 17, 2023, the Public Works Department will be issuing water violation citations for residents and businesses found violating the Stage 1 watering restrictions. Fines are as follows: • First offense - $25 • Second offense - up to $500 • Third offense - up to $2,000 • There is also an additional $76 court fee with each fine. Residents and businesses are only allowed to irrigate 2 days a week, based on the address number. • Even number addresses can water on Monday and Thursday only. • Odd number addresses can water on Tuesday and Friday only. • Irrigation using sprinklers, and automatic sprinkler systems are not allowed between the hours of 10:00AM and 7:00PM for any address, nor are they allowed on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday at any time. • Hand-held hoses with a positive shutoff nozzle, soaker hoses, bubbler irrigation, drip irrigation, watering cans and buckets (5 gallons or less) can be used for landscape irrigation on any day and at any time. The City of Wichita Falls appreciates the public’s continued compliance and understanding as we try to maintain an adequate source of drinking water for Wichita Falls and the 15 surrounding communities we serve. Please refer to the City’s website for a complete list of restrictions. Media Contact: Public Works Department at (940) 761-7477.

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