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UTRWD Reports Extremely High Water Usage!

August 18, 2023

Drought Warning

The Upper Trinity Regional Water District region has been under Stage 1 Water Restrictions since last spring. This limits outdoor irrigation to two days per week, between 6 PM and 10 AM only. The system had been keeping pace, but today usage has increased to extremely high levels. All residents are urged to REDUCE OUTDOOR WATER USAGE to avoid a water emergency. If no significant reduction occurs, UTRWD may be forced to enact Stage 2 Water Restrictions. Please do you part .

Water Conservation Tips:

  • 1. Have a certified irrigation professional perform an irrigation system check-up to ensure it is watering efficiently.
  • 2. Follow weekly outdoor watering recommendations provided by Texas A&M AgriLife at
  • 3. Water foundations only by means of drip lines or soaker hoses.
  • Avoid draining and refilling of swimming pools – – only top off as needed.
  • 4. Create a water-wise landscape by using plants that are native and adapted to the North Texas area.
  • 5. Check for and repair toilet leaks and dripping faucets.
  • Installing water saving shower heads and taking shorter showers.
  • 6. Wash only full loads of dishes and laundry.
  • 7. Wash cars with a shut-off nozzle or at a car wash.

For additional water conservation resources, please visit Trinity’s website.

Read UTRWD’s press release