Water Conservation

We are currently in Water Conservation Stage 1.



Citizen Participation
Citizens are requested to participate in water conservation measures outlined in the current Water Conservation Plan under Stage 1 as follows:

  • Voluntarily limit irrigation of landscaped areas to 2 days per week
  • Water only between the hours of midnight and 10 a.m. in the morning, and between 8 p.m. in the evening to midnight on designated watering days
    • For residents with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8), these voluntary watering days are Sundays and Thursdays
    • For residents with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9), these voluntary watering days are Saturdays and Wednesdays
Water - One of Our Most Precious Assets
Did you even know that the City of Temple had a Water Conservation Plan? We do, and we think it's important for you to know about too. Our Water Conservation Plan is based on both supply and demand. While we have an adequate water supply, the City's ability to deliver the water is limited by how much demand is placed on our water distribution system. During the summer months, demand levels tend to peak and our ability to deliver the water can become strained.

Plan Triggers
Our Water Conservation Plan establishes certain triggers that move us, progressively, from voluntary conservation to mandatory conservation stages. The Water Conservation Plan triggers are generally based upon the amount of water we are pumping out of the water plant on a daily basis. Once certain demand levels are reached, water conservation stages are triggered.

Stages

  1. Stage 1
  2. Stage 2
  3. Stage 3
  4. Stage 4

​Voluntary Water Conservation 


On June 1st, Citizens are requested to: 

  • Practice water conservation and minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes.
  • Voluntarily limit the irrigation of landscaped areas to two days per week (as assigned by street address number) and to irrigate landscapes only before 10:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m. on designated watering days, unless if watering by hand-held means.
  • Sundays & Thursdays for water customers with a street address  ending in an even number (0,2,4,6,or 8)
  • Saturdays & Wednesdays for water customers with a street address  ending in an odd number (1,3,5,7,or 9)
Conservation Tips
As we head into the traditionally high water usage months of the summer, we encourage all citizens to conserve water.

For ideas on how to conserve water at your house, check out 
WaterUseItWisely.com - 100 Ways to Conserve
H2Ouse.org

Watch this page for water conservation activation notices.