Residents may apply for a temporary water exemption in the case of newly planted landscape. Overseeding is not exempt. If approved, the exemption may allow daily watering, if necessary, up to 30 days from the date of installation of the area affected. All water consumed during this time is the responsibility of the account holder. Requests should be submitted prior to the purchase or scheduling of new landscape installation. Exemptions beyond 30 days of installation will not be considered.
Submitting a water exemption does not guarantee approval. Exemptions are not required if you choose to hand water daily to establish new plant material.
Outdoor Water Requirements Still ApplyThe outdoor watering requirements as defined in the City of McKinney Landscape Water Management Plan apply even when an exemption for new landscaping is granted:
Requesting an ExemptionResidents may request one exemption on an annual basis. Additional supporting documents (construction permits, invoices, receipts for landscape materials) are required with the request form.
Invoice showing date of installation is required. If self-installed, receipt for purchase is required and date of purchase will be used to determine exemption dates.
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