Lubbock moves to Stage 2 water restrictions June 1

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Updated: 5/20/2014 4:09 pm
Due to continuing drought conditions, Lubbock will enter Stage 2 of the Drought Contingency Plan on June 1.

Mandatory irrigation restrictions include:
  • Landscape irrigation allowed only once per week
  • No irrigation can occur between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Irrigation must be limited to 1 ½ inches of water per week
  • Irrigation must be without significant runoff
  • New plant material may be irrigated more frequently for a limited time if a variance request is applied for and approved by the City (go to and view variance link for more information)
  • Hand watering (holding the water hose in your hand), drip irrigation, and soaker hoses are allowed at any time on any day
  • Everyone connected to the City's water system must adhere to restrictions

Irrigation schedules will be based on the last digit of the house/business address as follows:
  • 0 or 9                     Monday
  • 1                          Tuesday
  • 2                          Wednesday
  • 3 or 4                     Thursday
  • 5 or 6                     Friday
  • 7 or 8                     Saturday

Mandatory "non-essential water use" restrictions associated with Stage 2 include:
  • No washing vehicles except at car washing facilities and mobile units
  • No spray down of hard surfaced areas
  • No spray down of buildings
  • No flushing gutters
  • No use of water in fountains or ponds except to support aquatic life

According to a news release from the City, Lubbock will remain in Stage 2 drought restriction throughout summer. City officials will then re-evaluate the decision and determine whether to remain in Stage 2.

The City of Lubbock asks that all residents and businesses continue to be considerate and efficient with their water usage in an effort to conserve water and reduce overall demand.

Click here for more about the Lubbock's Drought Contingency Plan.

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Shark - 5/21/2014 1:39 AM
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And yet there are idiots who claim that we are getting storms so intense, that they continue to charge us storm water fees, to pump the excessive rain water away.
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