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Annual Water Conservation Measures in Effect

These measures, which are in effect from April 1st to September 30th, include:

  • Landscape irrigation is restricted to two (2) days per week. Watering schedules are based on the last digit of your house address: 
    • Monday & Thursday - 3, 4, 9, 0
    • Tuesday & Friday - 1, 5, 6
    • Wednesday & Saturday - 2, 7, 8
  • On your scheduled watering days, you may water from Midnight to 10:00 a.m., then again from 6:00 p.m. to Midnight.
  • Irrigation should occur without significant water runoff.  An easy way to water which can help avoid runoff is to cycle and soak.  Run your sprinklers for a short period, then turn them off.  Wait until the water soaks completely into the ground and then run your sprinklers again for another short period.
  • Irrigate to a maximum of 1.5 inches of water per zone (portion of your yard) per week.  To request a rain gauge, email
  • Do not water while it is raining.
  • Hand watering, soaker hoses, and drip irrigation systems are allowed on a daily basis regardless of the time of the year.
  • All City of Lubbock operations will adhere to the water use restrictions.

New plant material may be irrigated on a more frequent basis for the first three weeks after installation with an approved variance request.

To report a violation of these restrictions or to leave a complaint about water runoff, please call the Water Wasting Hotline at (806) 775-3952.

The City of Lubbock is currently in Stage 1 of its Drought Contingency Plan.  There are four stages in the plan that require certain conditions be met before the next stage is implemented.  You can learn more about the stages and their restrictions in the City's Drought Contingency Plan.