BULLARD, Texas (KETK) – The city of Bullard is requiring residents to conserve water.

Bullard is implementing a Stage 1 Water Conservation Plan due to drought-like conditions, the city posted. The restrictions went into effect on Monday.

“It means that we are going to ask the residents to monitor the levels of how much water is being used to cut back possibly on irrigations and things of just water waste. Things as simple as when you are brushing your teeth, turn the water off. There is no sense in just constantly leaving the water running, said Bullard City Manager David Hortman.

Residents with even numbered addresses are permitted to water outside only on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Residents with odd numbered addresses are permitted to water outside only on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday.

Outdoor watering of any kind is prohibited on Friday.

Just noticing over the past month, the usage has gone up almost a million gallons more of usage this month compared to last month,” said Hortman.

“Violation of rationing provisions may result in a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 as provided by ordinance,” according to a release.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Bullard City Hall at 903-894-7223 or email utilitydirector@bullardtexas.net.