Water Restrictions Stage 1 09.01.21

Stage 1 Water Restriction Guidelines

Water Restrictions

Effective today, Wednesday  (9/1/21) Edwards Aquifer Authority has instituted Stage 1 water restrictions. 


For Stage 1, the landscape and irrigation days for residential and commercial properties will be permitted according to the street address and according to the following schedule:

(A)     Odd street address (last number ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9): Watering is permitted on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

(B)     Even street address (last number ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8): Watering is permitted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

(C)     No watering on Saturday with hose-end sprinkler or in-ground irrigation system.

For Stage 1, the following times and associated irrigation methods apply: Irrigation with a hose-end sprinkler or in-ground irrigation system is allowed on the day specified in subsection (1) between 12:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Landscape irrigation with a soaker hose, hand-held hose, drip irrigation system or five (5) gallon bucket is allowed at any time on any day.

Vehicle washing.

During stages 1 through 3, vehicle washing at home is limited to designated landscape sprinkling watering days and times. Residents are encouraged to not wash their cars more than twice a month for months in which stages 1, 2 or 3 have been declared.

Swimming pools.

During stages 1 through 3, all swimming pools other than public swimming pools must be covered with an effective evaporation cover or screen or evaporation shields covering at least 25% of the surface of the pool when the pool is not in active use. Active use includes necessary maintenance that requires removal of the cover, screen or shields. Active use of public, commercial and apartment pools is whenever the pool is not officially closed.

Ornamental outdoor devices.

No person may use groundwater for an ornamental outdoor fountain or similar feature in stages 1 through 3, unless the water is recycled and the only additional groundwater used for the feature is to compensate for evaporative losses.

Washing of impervious surfaces.

 No person may use groundwater to wash an impervious outdoor ground covering such as a parking lot, driveway, street, or sidewalk unless for health or safety reasons.