Strawn enters Stage 3 Drought Response

Strawn enters Stage 3 drought restrictions


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The City of Strawn has entered stage 3 drought response measures.  The goal of stage 3 drought response is to reduce average daily consumption by 50%.

Irrigation of landscaped areas shall be limited to Sundays and Thursdays for customers with a street address ending in even numbers and Saturdays and Wednesdays for customers with a street address ending in odd numbers.  Irrigation is limited to the hours of 12:00 midnight to 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight on designated watering days and shall be by means of hand-held hoses, hand-held buckets or drip irrigation or permanently installed automatic sprinkler system only.  The use of hose-end sprinklers is prohibited at all times.

The watering of football and baseball fields is prohibited unless field utilizes a water source other than that provided by the City of Strawn.

The use of water for construction purposes from designated fire hydrants under special permit is to be discontinued.

Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorcycle, boat, trailer or other vehicle is prohibited except on designated watering days during designated hours.  Such washing, when allowed, shall be done with a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with a shutoff nozzle for quick rinses.  Vehicle washing may be done at any time on the immediate premises of a commercial car wash.

Use of water to fill, refill or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools, wading pools or Jacuzzi-type pools is prohibited except on designated watering days during designated hours.

Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.

All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to patrons except upon request of the patron.

The following uses of water are defined as non-essential and are prohibited:

  1. Wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts or other hard surfaced areas.
  2. Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection
  3. Use of water for dust control
  4. Flushing gutters
  5. Failure to repair a controllable leak within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak. 


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City of Strawn
P.O. Box 581
118 East Housley St.
Strawn, Texas 76475
phone: 254-672-5311