Sachse must adhere to the request from NTMWD to implement Stage 3 beginning November 1st.
Residents will be allowed to water their lawns ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS. They can, however, still use drip irrigation and soaker hoses for home foundations and trees.
Cars can only be washed with a hose equipped with an automatic shutoff nozzle.
Pools can only be replenished, not drained and refilled.
Fountains must be turned off unless they use recycled water.
The severity of the summer drought has left NTMWD no choice but to implement Stage 3. Demand is projected to exceed supply as Lake Lavon, the main source for water, is less than 45% of its conservation pool. Because of zebra mussels, NTMWD cannot pull from Lake Texoma until its water temperature reaches below 54 degrees, a source which normally supplies our area with 28% of our water demand.
Details are still being worked out and will be announced as soon as possible on the website and through the message board at City Hall. You may contact City Hall if you have questions.