I don't know if you know this or not, but El Paso is a desert. That means not a lot of rain falls and if you're a gardener, you need to be pretty serious about your watering schedule to keep things growing.

Watering schedules change throughout the year. You can't just water whenever and for how long you want - you have to follow the seasonal watering schedule or else face fines. El Paso Water Utilities does send people around to make sure that watering schedules are followed, and if water runs into the street, you could get a ticket.

During the spring and summer beginning April 1, you can water before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. on designated days.
There is no residential watering on Mondays.
If your address is even-numbered, you can only water on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.
If your address is odd-numbered, you can only water on Wednesdays, Fridays or Sundays.

No matter what your address is, you can only water before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. If you are watering the street, you'll get a warning first, but if you're caught wasting water again or watering on days that don't correspond to your address before or after the watering times, you can get a ticket of up to $500.

If you want to report a watering violation, you can call 915-594-5508 or visit epwu.org under the “conservation” tab.