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A guide to Stage 1 water restrictions

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Due to dry conditions in Lubbock, stage one drought restrictions are still in place.

Starting April 1, the city's annual water conservation measures will begin.

The water conservation measures limit irrigation from midnight to 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to midnight, as well as banning irrigation when rain is present.

Although the amount of water care you can give to your yard will be limited, there are some simple steps to help make every drop count.

One of the biggest misconceptions about lawn upkeep is that watering during the winter months isn't necessary.

But Clark Dillin says that the winter is actually one of the most critical seasons for watering.

"The roots are still alive and they're still active," Dillin said.

Keeping your yard watered and healthy even during the dormant winter season can help your yard require less water during the hot West Texas summer.

The focus is to start early and get ahead.

Having a well watered yard coming into the spring can lead to healthy green grass throughout the summer.

Trying to start a proper watering routine in the spring can leave your yard depleted and unprepared for the demands of the hot summer months.

For those of you looking for more immediate results for a lush lawn, thousands have discovered the benefits of turf grass.

Dillin installs turf grass at homes and businesses across West Texas.

Turf grass is natural, fully matured and laid out in square foot pallets.

It looks like artificial turf but Dillin says because turf grass is all natural, it's safer.

"On a day that's a hundred degrees, with the natural turf, if you put your hand on it and it's about 70 degrees. Artificial turn will be about 120 degrees," said Dillin.

It also requires less maintenance meaning less water.

Below are the city's water restrictions:

  • Landscape irrigation allowed during two assigned days per week
  • Irrigation schedules are based on the last digit of the house address:
  • Addresses ending in 0, 3, 4, or 9 - Monday and Thursday
  • Addresses ending in 1, 5, or 6 - Tuesday and Friday
  • Addresses ending in 2, 7, or 8 - Wednesday & Saturday
  • Soaker hoses, drip irrigation, and hand watering are allowed any day at any time
  • City operations and wholesale customers must adhere to restrictions.
  • Variance applications for irrigating new landscape material are available at www.water.mylubbock.us.

In addition, on April 1, the city's annual water conservation measures begin.

These measures include:

  • On your scheduled watering days, irrigation is allowed from midnight to 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to midnight.
  • No irrigation is allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on any day from April 1 to September 30.
  • Irrigation must be applied without significant runoff.
  • Irrigate less than 1.5 inches of water per week.
  • Do not irrigate during precipitation events.
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