Stage 4 - Critical Water Shortage Conditions


Achieve a 30% reduction in total water use/daily demand

Supply Management Measures

Continue pumping from Lake Tawakoni
Discontinue flushing of water mains

Water Use Restrictions

All requirements of Stage 2 and Stage 3 shall remain in effect during Stage 4 except:
  • Irrigation of landscaped areas shall be limited to hand-held hoses, hand-held buckets, or drip irrigation only, and only to the extent necessary to sustain life of plants. The use of hose-end sprinklers or permanently installed automatic sprinkler systems are prohibited at all times.
  • Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle not occurring on the premises of a commercial car wash or commercial service station, and not in the immediate interest of public health, safety and welfare is prohibited. Vehicle washing at commercial car washes and commercial service stations shall occur only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
  • The filling, refiling, or adding of water to swimming pools, wading pools, and Jacuzzi type pools is prohibited.
  • Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life.
  • As may be deemed necessary, the City manager is authorized to deny any new, additional, expanded or increased sized water service connections, meters, service lines, pipeline extensions, mains or water service facilities.

Prohibited Water Uses
The following uses of water are defined as non-essential and are prohibited:
  • Use of water to wash down any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas
  • Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection
  • Use of water for dust control
  • Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street
  • Failing to repair a controllable water leak within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of said leak

Wholesale Water Customers

Wholesale water customers of the City of Greenville are also subject to Stage 4 restrictions.


The City of Greenville is confident that water customers will voluntarily observe the requirements of the Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan. If however, compliance is not observed, the person failing to comply is subject to the following:
Any person who violates this Plan is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00). Each day that one or more of the provisions in this Plan is violated shall constitute a separate offense. If a person is convicted of three or more violations, after due notice to the customer, water service may be terminated.

A citation may be issued by any employee of the City of Greenville or a Police Office so designated by the City Manager.