After a period of cooler temperatures and some rainfall, the city of Coppell is lifting its State 2 Watering Restrictions.

The change takes effect Sept. 18, according to a city news release. Stage 2 watering restrictions were implemented Aug. 7 because of high usage and warm temperatures.

The overview

By ending the Stage 2 watering restrictions, the city will re-enter the first stage in its Water Conservation Plan. During Stage 1 watering restrictions, outside watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. is prohibited in most cases.

Hand watering, soaker hoses and non-spray irrigation watering is allowed at all times any day of the week, per the news release.

“Over the last week, we have seen water demand drop to below 90% of our allotted maximum,” Director of Public Works Mike Garza said. “We have also been able to fully fill our ground storage tanks, meaning we can safely lift the restrictions and revert back to Stage 1.”

Quote of note

Garza also highlighted conservation efforts during more stringent watering restrictions earlier this summer.

“Thank you to everyone who voluntarily helped us conserve water this summer,” Garza said. “We know the watering restrictions were inconvenient, and your cooperation allowed us to make it through the extreme heat while still providing the high level of service our customers expect.”