Watering Restrictions (Year Round)

All Water Users


The City of Wichita Falls enforces the following year round watering restrictions:
●No watering with Sprinklers from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
●No operation of irrigation (watering) systems that have broken components or leaks.
●Spray irrigation cannot run down the curb for more than 50 feet.
●Bubbler, drip or soaker irrigation cannot run down the curb for more than 5 feet.
●If washing vehicles at home, the hose must have a positive shutoff nozzle.
●Hand watering can be done anytime
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Car Wash

Business and Water Restrictions

The following requirements apply to businesses year round:
●Commercial car washes must use nozzles that discharge <3.0 gpm
●Restaurants cannot serve water unless asked for by the customer.
●Restaurants cannot use pre-rinse nozzles that discharge more than 1.6 gpm.
●Restaurants must have a positive shutoff on the pre-rinse nozzles.
●Ice machines cannot be single pass, water cooled.
●Hotels/Motels/Short term lodging must offer customers a linen reuse option that is displayed in all rooms

Water Wells and Rain Water Harvesting


Water Wells and Rain Water Harvesting Systems, with a combined container capacity exceeding 3000 gallons, must be registered with the City of Wichita Falls Public Works Department on or before May 1, 2016. Call 761-7477 for details.

Water Harvesting