What are the city's current watering guidelines?

McKinney is currently in its summer water conservation plan

  • No outdoor watering is allowed between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Outdoor watering is permitted on your trash day and three days later if necessary.
  • We are asking water customers to reduce landscape watering by 2 minutes per zone.
  • Additional restrictions may be put in place depending on the ability of McKinney and the city's water supplier, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), to meet water demands.

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1. What are the city's current watering guidelines?
2. What happens if I don't follow the guidelines?
3. Can I water my landscape (i.e., trees, flowers, vegetable gardens) more than my lawn or outside the watering guidelines?
4. I have an ET controller exemption; I thought I was exempt from the watering guidelines.
5. Do commercial businesses have different guidelines than residents?
6. Why do I see gallons of water running out of a hydrant? Isn't that just wasting water?
7. Is the city running out of water? Why are the guidelines being enforced?
8. Can I do anything to keep my grass from turning blonde, given the current temperatures and watering guidelines?
9. How do I report a violation?
10. Why do I see the city still watering parks outside of the watering guidelines?
11. I have new sod, trees, flowers or bushes. Can I water them more until they are established?