CURRENT DROUGHT RESTRICTIONS:
Stage 1 Water Watch
Due to the current lake levels and ongoing drought conditions, the City of Weatherford implemented Stage 1 Drought Restrictions on July 19, 2022. Water restrictions for Stage 1 include:
Limit landscape watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems to NO more than twice a week based on the below watering schedule:
- Monday-No Outdoor Watering Allowed
- Tuesday & Friday - City, Local Government and School District Offices
- Wednesday & Saturday - Residential and Commercial customers with addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8)
- Thursday & Sunday - Residential and Commercial customers with addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)
No outdoor watering is allowed between 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Other water restrictions:
- Foundations can be watered by handheld hose, soaker hose, or a drip irrigation system for a maximum of 2 hours a day.
- Newly installed shrubs and trees may be watered by handheld hose, soaker hose, or a drip irrigation system for a maximum of 2 hours a day.
- Establishing new turf (hydromulch, grass sod, or grass seed) is discouraged. Customers wishing to install new turf during Water Watch 1 must request a variance by submitting a New Turf Special Permit and have it approved by the Director of Water Utilities or his designated appointee prior to installing new turf. If approved, the permit authorizes watering for the first (30) days while the new turf is being established. Watering is prohibited between 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. After the 30 days expire, the water restrictions set forth under the current drought response and/or permanent year-round watering schedule apply.
We all must do our part to conserve water no matter how big or how small, it does make a difference. Please join us in protecting the environment and our water supply so that we can hopefully avoid implementing further drought restrictions.
For more information, please visit the Water Conservation webpage at https://www.weatherfordtx.gov/1478/Water-Conservation and our City of Weatherford social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter).
What We Do
Most importantly, the Water Utility is responsible for ensuring public health by providing clean drinking water, and proper treatment of wastewater prior to returning the water back into the environment. To accomplish this, the Water Utility, with a staff of 52 people, operates and maintains:
- Lake Weatherford and Sunshine Lake
- a 14-million gallon per day (MGD) water purification plant;
- over 280 miles of water distribution system pipelines (including 5 pump stations and 9 water storage tanks);
- over 210 miles of wastewater collection system pipelines (including 24 lift stations); and
- a 4.5-MGD wastewater treatment plant.
If you have a water or wastewater emergency, please contact our 24-hour emergency services line at 817.598.4257. When prompted, select Option 4.