Do You Know Allen’s Water Conservation Facts?
Water Conservation and Home Ownership in Allen, TX:
Do You Know the Facts?
There are so many factors to consider when purchasing a home – budget, financing, home style and size. However, there are many other factors that home buyers sometimes look past until the purchase is complete. One of those aspects is the water conservation regulations put forth by the city, rules that home owners must abide by.
Water conservation in our city of Allen, TX was a central focus in 2015, when the new Water Conservation and Water Resource Management Plan was passed. So what’s in the plan? One of the principal rules for home owners in Allen to know is the prohibition of sprinkler use from April 1 – October 31, from the hours of 10am – 6pm. In the fall and winter months, watering is allowed two times per week during the daytime hours, and there is a schedule for those watering days based on your location in Allen.
Do we have you running to your sprinkler system to check the schedule? We thought so!
Some people may ask, “Why is water conservation necessary?” and “Can’t we just convert sea water to drinkable water?” It isn’t quite that simple, as states are usually responsible for the regulation and safety of drinking water. An increasing population and the limited amount of water sources in Texas pose a long-term issue for the state, and the above city-level plan is just one way Texas is looking out for the future.
If you live in a neighboring city to Allen, it’s likely that it also has a water conservation plan. Check yours and make sure you’re in compliance. And as always, if you have questions about the issue, feel free to call or email a member of our team – we’re always happy to help!