As of Wednesday, August 16, Waxahachie is currently in Stage 2 of the City’s Water Conservation Plan. While at Stage 2 we are not yet under mandatory restrictions, Citizens are strongly encouraged to conserve water and reduce all non-essential water use. This plan, also referred to as the Drought Contingency Plan, was adopted in 2019 by City Council as a proactive measure to help conserve our community’s water supply, especially in the case of severe drought.
Stage 1: No formal restrictions, however citizens are encouraged to refrain from outdoor watering between 10am to 6pm, the hottest hours of the day.
Stage 2: (WE ARE CURRENTLY HERE) Customers are encouraged to conserve water, and reduce all non-essential water use.
Stage 3: Mandatory limits on lawn and landscape watering will be enacted, and water use will be limited to certain defined days of the week.
Stage 4: Mandatory water restrictions will be strengthened to Saturday only from 4am to 10am.
Stage 5: Mandatory water restrictions will be strengthened to prohibit watering of commercial lawns and landscapes.
Please note that most of these stages are unlikely, however we do have a plan in place should extreme conditions ever arise. We hope this information helps clarify our Water Conservation Plan, and we thank each of our residents for helping do their part!