TIME-OF-DAY WATERING SCHEDULE IN EFFECT APRIL 1
Contact: Karol Parker, Public Affairs Officer
915-594-5692 (office), e-mail: email@example.com
Date: March 30, 2012
EL PASO – The time-of-day watering schedule for outdoor irrigation goes into effect Sunday. From April 1 through Sept. 30, watering is permitted before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. on designated days.
El Paso's landscape watering regulations are outlined in the City's water conservation ordinance.
- Addresses that end in even numbers may be watered on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.
- Addresses ending in odd numbers may be watered on Wednesdays, Fridays or Sundays.
- The watering days are Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays for parks, schools, cemeteries, golf courses and industrial sites.
The ordinance makes wasting water a violation, and failure to comply is a Class C misdemeanor that can result in fines of up to $500.00 plus court costs.
Water Conservation Program
The water conservation ordinance was adopted in 1991 when El Paso Water Utilities launched its conservation program. The reduction in water use is a key strategy in the utility's 50-year water resource management plan. EPWU encourages customers to continue to conserve water during the ongoing drought.
Daily water use averaged 139 gallons per person in 2011. The goal is to reduce average daily water use to 130 gallons per person by 2020.