Landscape Survival for Stage 3 Water Restrictions

Officials with the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) have initiated Stage 3 of the NTMWD Water Conservation and Drought Contingency and Water Emergency Response Plan, March 2008, (Plan), which goes into effect November 1. The goal of Stage 3 is a 10% reduction in water use and increased awareness in ongoing water conservation efforts. Member cities include: Allen, Frisco, Garland, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson and Wylie.

Watering is limited to once every other week starting November 1st!

All forms of low flow irrigation including drip irrigation (except soaker hoses) are not restricted; they may be used any day of the week, any time of the day.

I have found the easiest way to convert your restricted landscape shrub sprinklers into a water conserving non-restricted drip system. It requires no digging, no cutting, no gluing, and no permanent modifications to your current shrub spray system. It is inexpensive and simple enough that most any homeowner can do it themselves.

Well, what is it? Its a Twelve Outlet Pressure Compensating drip emitter kit that replaces the conventional shrub spray. Its called the TOP-300 and the kit contains all necessary parts including the tubing and stakes. These can be purchased online, or if you wish, your licensed irrigator can provide these.