Did you know that nearly half of water consumption in our region goes to irrigating lawns and landscapes? We need everyone doing their part to sustain this precious resource and manage rising water costs.

There are simple ways you can help, and we have many tips, tools and resources to show you how. For example, we encourage residents in the cities and communities we serve to avoid outdoor irrigation between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in summer months and avoid watering on impermeable surfaces, like concrete.

In the cooler temperatures of Fall and Winter, once a week watering (or less) is sufficient to keep lawns health while they go dormant. NTMWD recommends turning automatic irrigation systems off from November 1 through March 31 each year and operating only if needed. The best way to know when to water and when to wait is by signing up for weekly email alerts at WaterMyYard.org.

Even if savings are small, every drop counts.

Conservation Tips

Water Conservation & Resource Plans

Our water conservation and water resource/emergency management plan outlines strategies we use to conserve and protect our water supply. Please check with your city water department or water supplier for any additional guidelines in place for your community. View plans below:

NTMWD Water Resources Management Plan
Draft Model Water Resources Management Plan
NTMWD Water Conservation Plan
Draft Model Water Conservation Plan