Watering Schedule

As part of the City of Cleburne’s water conservation and drought management plans, the City is implementing a year-round, twice-a-week outdoor irrigation schedule with assigned days for ALL water customers, effective April 3, 2023.  

Year-Round Watering Schedule

Watering Schedule Graphic

Property Type
Days of the Week to Water
Residential addresses ending in 
EVEN numbers - 0, 2, 4, 6, 8
Wednesday and Saturday
Residential addresses ending in 
ODD numbers - 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Thursday and Sunday
Non-Residential sites (apartments, businesses, parks, common areas)
Tuesday and Friday

Unattended watering or irrigation will not be allowed between the times of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the permitted watering days. Watering with an irrigation system is not allowed on Mondays.

City Grounds Irrigation: Please note that the Sports Complex is irrigated using effluent. Also, Cleburne Golf Links may be irrigated on various days because of the scope of land being watered.  However, each area watered at the golf course will not exceed the twice-a-week limit.  All other parks will abide by the Tuesday/Friday schedule detailed above.


Please note the water customers may be exempt from the watering schedule above if they are: 

  • Handheld watering with a handheld hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation. Hand watering may occur on any day and time frame.
  • Repairing an irrigation system, plumbing line, fountain, etc. 
  • Using well water, treated wastewater (effluent) or other alternative water supply sources for irrigation. (Signs are available at the Public Works Department's offices for those using alternative water sources to easily depict the exemption.)
  • Installing grass sod or grass seed for the purpose of establishing a new lawn. There will be a 30-day watering variance while the grass is being established.
  • The region is susceptible to drought. Using our existing supplies efficiently reduces the impacts of droughts.
  • Horticultural experts agree that landscapes are healthiest with deep and infrequent watering.
  • Water schedules promote water conservation and proper irrigation cycles.
  • Water schedules reduce the needs to adjust automated irrigation systems.
  • Water schedules reduces peak water usage for the Utility by splitting the irrigation demand to multiple days, effecting infrastructure requirements and costs.