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

Property Type
Days of the Week to Water
Residential addresses ending in 
EVEN numbers
Wednesday and Saturday
Residential addresses ending in 
ODD numbers
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.


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 will be 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.

Benefits of Year-Round Watering Schedules

  • 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.

Other Cities with Watering Schedules

A vast majority of cities in the North Texas region have already adopted year-round watering schedules that limit outdoor irrigation to one or two days per week. Some of those cities are:

AledoEdgecliff VillageHurstNorth Richland HillsTrophy Club
Fort WorthKennedaleRichardsonWestover Hills
BurlesonForest HillLake WorthRichland HillsWestworth Village
DallasGrand PrairieMcKinneySaginawWeatherford
Haltom CityMesquiteSansom Park VillageWhite Settlement
DFW AirportHasletNorthlakeSouthlake

Water Conservation Tips

Water is an essential part of our daily lives. Conservation is the easiest way to ensure that the state has enough water for future growth. Learn more about water conservation here.

More resources are available below to guide everyone on how to do their part to conserve this precious resource.