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Time-of-Day Watering Schedule Begins April 1

News Release
Contact: Christina Montoya
915-594-5596 (office), e-mail:

Date: March 30, 2016

El Paso, Texas The annual conservation time-of day watering schedule begins Friday, April 1 and continues through September 30. Outdoor watering will be permitted before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. on designated days.

El Paso's landscape watering regulations are included in the City's water conservation ordinance:

  • No Residential Watering: Mondays
  • Even-Numbered Addresses: Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays
  • Odd-Numbered Addresses: Wednesdays, Fridays or Sundays
  • Water is allowed before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
  • Landscape irrigation for parks, schools, cemeteries, golf courses and industrial sites is permitted on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays

Violations are considered a Class C misdemeanor that can result in fines of up to $500.00. To report violations of the ordinance contact 594-5500 or visit under the "conservation" tab.

About the Water Conservation Program
This year marks 25 years of conservation in El Paso. EPWU's conservation program was one of the first in the nation and has successfully decreased water use by more than 30 percent, which helps preserve groundwater in the Hueco and Mesilla aquifers for future generations.

Through a combination of education, enforcement and incentives, El Paso has reduced water consumption.

El Paso Water Utilities, overseen by the Public Service Board since 1952, operates and maintains four utilities water, wastewater, reclaimed water and stormwater for the El Paso region. With an innovative and diverse water portfolio and the world's largest inland desalination plant, EPWU implements the latest technologies to provide El Paso with high-quality, sustainable water supplies.