While it may be hard to imagine now when lake levels are high, but as the hot summer season approaches, the City of Midlothian initiates its annual water conservation requirements. Beginning June 1 and continuing through September 30, except for hand watering or the use of drip/subsurface irrigation or properly working soaker hoses, Midlothian residents and businesses are required to refrain from irrigating their lawns and landscaping with hose-end sprinklers and/or automatic spray systems between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
As mandated by City Ordinance No. 2019-22, which was adopted in 2019, restrictions apply to all properties owned, leased, or managed by an individual within Midlothian city limits. Some exceptions may apply and can be found in the Water Conservation Ordinance and Plan, page 10.
Water conservation is an ongoing effort. It not only helps extend water supplies now, but it is also critical to meet future water needs as the population grows and the demand increases. To help residents make the most of their water usage, the city provides several resources and links on the Engineering Department’s webpage (see “Water Conservation Tips”), including a simple irrigation calculator.
Another great resource for weekly watering advice tailored to the North Texas region is www.WaterIsAwesome.com.
Finally, City of Midlothian utility customers may sign up for the WaterSmart app, which allows them to view their daily and hourly water usage online. They may use the 8-digit account number on their water bill to register at www.Midlothian.WaterSmart.com.