The City of Coppell will enter the second stage of its Water Conservation Plan, Water Watch, beginning at 12:01 am on Monday, August 7, 2023. As a result, utility customers may only irrigate on specified days. Additionally, no outside watering will be allowed between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm, with the exception of hand watering, the use of non-spray irrigation systems, and the use of soaker hoses, which will be allowed all days, at all times.
Under Stage 2: Water Watch, utility customers must limit their irrigation to the following days:
- Water customers, including residential and business customers, with even numbered street addresses (street addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) must conduct all watering on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
- Water customers, including residential and business customers, with odd numbered street addresses (street addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) must conduct all watering on Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
- Schools must conduct all watering of school sites, school facilities, and other areas maintained by the schools on Saturdays, Mondays, and Fridays.
- Homeowner associations (HOAs) and commercial property owner associations (POAs) must conduct all watering of common property on Saturdays, Mondays, and Fridays.
- Nursery (garden and landscape) businesses are not restricted when watering business inventory; however, they must comply with watering requirements for any landscaping associated with their facilities.
No watering, other than by non-residential users, the City, schools, and HOAs/POAs will be allowed on Saturdays, Mondays, and Fridays without an approved variance.
“Thank you to everyone who has voluntarily helped us conserve water this summer,” said Mike Garza, Director of Public Works. “Unfortunately, with the extreme heat we’re experiencing, our water use has reached maximum volume the last three days, and we have not been able to fill out tanks. Per our Drought Contingency Plan, this kind of demand triggers mandatory watering restrictions to ensure that we can continue to provide water to the community at a high level of service.”
The City will adhere to the watering schedule prescribed for its parks and City-owned facilities and will irrigate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Residents may see additional watering at Rolling Oaks Memorial Cemetery and Wagon Wheel Park, as these areas are irrigated with well water.
Utility customers in Coppell are given the tools and data needed to control their water usage and, therefore, the amount of the water portion of their bill. Customers are encouraged to sign up for the MyH2O portal to more closely monitor their water consumption and adjust their usage accordingly. Through the portal, you can monitor water usage, set water budget and water consumption threshold alerts, view comparative data, set leak alerts, and opt-in to notifications. Consumption data is updated multiple times throughout the day on an internet-based customer dashboard that can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or smart phone. Learn more about the customer portal and how to Get to Know Your H2O at coppelltx.gov/h2o.
Utility customers are also encouraged to practice a variety of other water-saving techniques found at waterisawesome.com.
For more information about the Get to Know Your H2O customer portal, visit coppelltx.gov/h2o or contact Utility Billing at 972-304-3695. For more information about water usage, call the Public Works Department at 972-304-3679.