The Water My Yard website was created by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and designed to provide homeowners guidance on when and how much to water to use for their landscaping.
Residents and business owners who don’t know the precipitation rate can calculate it by answering a few questions about their type of sprinkler system or conducting a catch-can test. If that test cannot be completed to achieve the greatest accuracy, use the number 0.75, which was determined using an oscillating sprinkler. Then, click on “Sign Up for Weekly Email” to begin receiving an email with watering recommendations.
Over 50% of landscape water is wasted due to
over-watering, inefficient watering practices and/or broken or poorly
maintained irrigation systems. Information from the Water my Yard
website assists homeowners with water use estimates based on rainfall,
temperature, and the type of irrigation system used for landscaping.
Updated information is provided in the form of a weekly email that
includes how much water is needed and an estimate of how long to run the
sprinklers to achieve this amount of water.
Living in the Park Cities brings an exceptional quality of life, beautiful neighborhoods, excellent schools, and a dedicated source of a vital natural resource; water. The Park Cities water quality and its abundant availability is one of our most vital assets. We all can do our very best to exercise a conservative approach to lawn irrigation and responsible water use during the hot Texas summers.
Where do we get our Water? Our water is procured from the Dallas County Park Cities Municipal Utilities District (DCPCMUD) who maintains senior water rights in Grapevine Lake. Since Grapevine
Lake is the sole source of supply for the District, and since that supply
is of a limited volume, water conservation is vital to
the Town and the District.
DCPCMUD may initiate a drought response stage or water emergency that will affect Highland Park. The Town may also experience conditions independent of the DCPCMUD that triggers a drought response stage or water emergency.
Water Conservation and Drought Contingency
Most of Texas is under extreme drought conditions. The Town of Highland Park is currently under Drought Emergency Response Stage 1. The DCPCMUD advises Park Cities’ residents to implement prudent water conservation methods, helping us to maintain an adequate supply for our future.
We are not alone in this. Water is in short supply in many parts of the United States. Monitor the drought here.