The City of Georgetown is enacting water use restrictions as a result of increasing landscape and lawn irrigation. Yesterday, the City’s water utility reached 85 percent of water treatment capacity on three consecutive days and is enacting Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency Plan, effective Tuesday, July 14.
During Stage 1 of the DCP, customers may not water their lawns between the hours of noon and 7 p.m. Irrigation before noon or after 7 p.m. will avoid the hottest daytime hours and let the water reach the roots of your lawn.
“Our water customers should look to ensure they are not watering during the heat of the day,” Director of Water Utilities Glenn Dishong said. “Watering during the hottest part of the day results in significant evaporation and water waste. We are enforcing our watering rules with the goal of avoiding more serious limits, such as watering only one day per week.”
Make sure you are only watering on your scheduled days based on your address (see graphic), not watering from noon to 7 p.m., and never watering on Mondays.
Stage 2 of the DCP is triggered when water use reaches 90 percent of capacity for three consecutive days. If water use continues to increase, further watering restrictions will be enacted.
Find your watering schedule, details on rebates, programming your controller how-to videos, and information on water planning and our water system at water.georgetown.org. For questions about the watering schedule and water use limits, contact Customer Care at 512-930-3640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.