Water restriction go into effect today for the City of Lubbock.

Starting today, April 1st, Lubbock residents are under Stage 1 water restrictions. Residents are not allowed to water their lawns between the hour of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

In addition, watering is not permitted while it is raining. Watering also must occur without significant runoff, and must amount to less than 1.5 inches a week, Hand watering, drip irrigation and using well water to irrigate is still permitted.

The Stage 1 restrictions will remain in effect until September 1st.