With a change to the city's water conservation plan, the City of Burleson is making outdoor watering restrictions permanent.
Since the city purchases their water from the City of Fort Worth, they must follow Fort Worth restrictions. Fort Worth, last month, made the maximum twice per week restriction permanent, year round, so Burleson must follow suit.
The rules for the restrictions are as follows:
If your residential address ends in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) you can use an irrigation system to water your landscape on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If your residential address ends in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) you can use an irrigation system to water on Thursdays and Sundays. All nonresidential water locations (apartment complexes, businesses, industries, parks, medians, etc.) may water on Tuesdays and Fridays. Monday is a no-water day.
Since 2009, Burleson has banned watering with irrigation or sprinkler systems, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m., year round. This includes residential and nonresidential customers.
That restriction is in place because up to 30 percent of the water sprayed on lawns during the heat of the day can be lost to evaporation.
Lawns and landscaping may be watered on any day with a handheld hose, drip irrigation, soaker hose or tree bubbler. Irrigation using alternative water sources — a well or reclaimed or reused water — are excluded from the irrigation restrictions.
Residents should be aware that Burleson is still under Stage 1 Water Restrictions. The recently adopted Drought Contingency Plan includes some changes to Stage 1 restrictions.
Fort Worth wholesales water to the following cities, where similar restrictions are expected to be made permanent: Aledo, Bethesda, Benbrook, Burleson, Crowley, Dalworthington Gardens, Edgecliff Village, Everman, Forest Hill, Grand Prairie, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Northlake, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Sansom Park Village, Southlake, Watauga, Westover Hills, Westworth Village, Westlake, White Settlement, DFW Airport and Trophy Club.