With welcome rains and increased reservoir levels in June, the City of Ballinger has relaxed and modified restrictions on outdoor watering, utilizing the city's water supply. Residents are now allowed to water their trees and lawns up to three times per week at the residents' discretion. No watering is allowed for anyone between the hours of 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Newly landscaped lawns are exempt from the three times per week watering schedule, but not from the 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily restriction. Residents who have swimming pools are allowed to fill the pools using the city's water supply.
The current watering requirements are now in place. The requirements replace the specific watering calendar that has been in place for approximately 16 years.