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
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.