The City of Plano celebrates citizens' water conservation with a water holiday.
City officials say Plano residents are doing an excellent job of conserving water. Their water consumption is down significantly. As a result, water is sitting in tanks and pipes longer than what's considered normal.
In an effort to keep Plano's high standards of water quality, the City of Plano is granting residents a one-time, one-day water holiday.
Even numbered addresses will be allowed to water off-week on Thursday, July 17. Odd numbered addresses can water on Tuesday, July 22.
Plano residents are currently under Stage 3 restrictions of once every other week watering, which will continue through October 31, 2014.
The rules that apply to current watering will also apply to the water holiday. Watering with sprinklers from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. is prohibited.
Even with this special one-time, one-day water holiday, the City of Plano expects to meet its conservation goal, reducing consumption by 15 to 20%.
The City considers the holiday a small reward for the overwhelming number of Plano citizens who got the message of the City's All in Together: Water Smart Plano campaign.
This is a one-time event. The regular Stage 3 schedule will resume after the July 22 Water Holiday.