Daily water use sets new record
Published on July 21, 2022
Businesses and residents in Fort Worth and surrounding communities served by Fort Worth Water reached a new high for water use on Wednesday – 381.3 million gallons.
This tops the previous record by slightly more than 2.2 million gallons. The previous record of 379.8 million was set on Feb. 17, 2021, during one of the region’s worst winter storms.
With extreme heat forecast for several more weeks, the utility anticipates breaking this new record. The city’s Drought/Emergency Water Use Plan has triggers the utility can use to implement additional water use restrictions if demands approach its limits to provide water.
Customers can keep that from happening by following the city’s year-round time of day and day of week watering restrictions. The communities Fort Worth Water serves have the same requirements.
Assigned irrigation days are Wednesday and Saturday for residential addresses ending in an even number – 0,2,4,6,8, and Thursdays and Sundays for addresses ending in an odd number – a 1,3,5,7,9. Business can irrigate on Tuesdays and Fridays.
No irrigation is allowed on Mondays or between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on any day.
Customers who are watering on the wrong days or more than twice per week can expect to start receiving notices from the utility.
Residential customers can use the MyH2O portal to view their water use by the hour, day and month.
Water supply lakes are at 85.6% of capacity. Stage 1 is triggered when the level is 75%. Tarrant Regional Water District estimates lake levels may be at the Stage 1 trigger level by early October.
Using water efficiently can help delay implementing further water use restrictions.
Find watering schedule details, tips for saving water outdoors and information on classes about the landscape.
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