NTMWD Remove Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions Eased Effective May 1

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) water supply reservoirs have reached sufficient levels and capacities to allow the easing of watering restrictions. The NTMWD is the water provider to Rockwall and surrounding cities.

Effective May 1, 2015, NTMWD terminated all drought stages and implemented its Water Conservation Plan that allows landscape watering up to two days per week, and only if needed. This action was implemented in accordance with State and District guidelines.

While the drought has not officially ended, runoff from recent rains helped increase the levels of both Lake Lavon and Lake Chapman, key water supplies for the district. Due to increasing lake levels and the resumption of using water from Lake Texaoma conditions that necessitated the initiation of drought stages no longer prevail.

In order to maximize efficient, cost-effective use of water, Heath residents are urged to:

  • Water only if needed
  • Keep sprinklers off and use manual mode to irrigate
  • Water only after 6pm and before 10am

The City of Heath appreciates the cooperation and sacrifices made to conserve water throughout the extreme period os the drought.