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2014 Water Conservation Plan In Effect: 

As of April 1, 2017, NTMWD's 2014 Water Conservation Plan's Standard Water Conservation Guidelines limit outdoor watering to up to twice per week as needed.  

The following additional measures are in place under the Water Conservation Plan:
  • No outdoor watering with an irrigation system between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • No use of water that allows runoff or other water waste.
  • No landscape watering during any form of precipitation.

Additionally NTMWD and the City recommends customers:

  • Turn off irrigation systems and operate on manual mode;
  • Utilize weather based watering recommendations such as WaterMyYard.org based on LOCAL Melissa weather conditions and water lawns only if needed to supplement natural rainfall.

NTMWD and City of Melissa thanks all our consumers for your continued conservation efforts. You have demonstrated that informed customers will do the right things to conserve!

Water Conservation Plan Watering Restrictions FAQ

Not sure how much water your yard needs?

A HEALTHY LANDSCAPE ACTUALLY REQUIRES LESS WATER THAN YOU MAY THINK.  The "Water My Yard" program, developed by NTMWD’s WaterIQ program in partnership with the Irrigation Technology Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has been established as a tool to assist you in determining an adequate amount of supplemental water that is needed to maintain healthy grass.  Now the City of Melissa has a LOCAL weather station that is part of this network and offers our residents the most LOCAL and relevant data to help determine WHEN and HOW MUCH you need to water.

Learn more by visiting www.watermyyard.org and it only takes a few short steps to begin receiving a weekly email to know how much water your landscape actually requires based on local weather conditions - effective rainfall, solar radiation, relative humidity and wind.

Interested in tracking the water level of Lake Lavon?  Visit the Water Data for Texas website for daily updates on the elevation and conservation pool level.

Additional information and links to other great resources on how you and your family can do YOUR part to conserve water and at the same time save on your water bill can be found below:



EPA WaterSense

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