Water Conservation

Water DropOverview


With the end-goal of extending its available water supply and infrastructure into the future, the City of Highland Village has enacted measures to achieve reductions in per capita water consumption and response strategies to deal with unusually high water demands, unforeseen equipment/system failure, or contamination of the water supply source.

Phase 1 Seasonal Conservation in Effect May 1 - September 30


  1. No outside watering between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Hand watering of shrubbery allowed at any hour.
  2. Variances to this regulation may be granted by permit only, available at the Municipal Complex (inspections/permits counter).
  3. Users of private well water or Lake water for irrigation are required to post a sign indicating so in a conspicuous location.
  4. Hand washing of vehicles shall be permitted providing there is no wasteful runoff.
  5. Wasteful runoff, by any means, shall be prohibited.
Learn more in Highland Village's long term Water Conservation / Drought Contingency Plan.

The Upper Trinity Regional Water District provides many resources for water conservation tips. 

Water Usage


The amount of water a residence uses during the winter months determines what the sewer bill will be for the rest of the year. It's difficult for most people to get a feel for how much water they use and where they use it. Here's some helpful information:
  • Regular shower - 25 gallons
  • Full tub - 36 gallons
  • Toilet - 3-6 gallons
  • Washing machine - 30-60 gallons