The schedule for outdoor landscape irrigation remains in effect for City of Georgetown water customers. The following mandatory limits apply to landscape irrigation water use.
For irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers, landscape irrigation is limited to a schedule based on the last digit of your address number:
Odd addresses may irrigate on
Tuesday and/or Thursday and/or Saturday
Even addresses may irrigate on
Wednesday and/or Friday and/or Sunday
Sprinkler or irrigation system use is not permitted on Mondays. Watering with a hand-held hose or bucket can be done any day and at any time. Violations of the irrigation schedule may result in fines.
Recommended, but not required
- Water only two days per week according to the odd/even schedule
- Avoid watering from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. or in windy conditions
Changes to the watering schedule this year allow more flexibility in watering times. While it is recommended to avoid watering in the hottest parts of the day, customers with sprinklers that must be moved manually now have more flexibility in watering times. All outdoor watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems should follow the above odd/even schedule for days of the week.
For assistance in programming your irrigation controller, call Georgetown Utility Systems at (512) 930-3640, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommended Start Times
The City encourages customers to set the start time for automatic irrigation controllers based on the last digit of the customer address as follows:
|Last digit of street address:||Start time:|
|0 or 8||12 a.m.|
|1 or 9||1 a.m.|
These start times are only for customers with automatic irrigation controllers. Residents and business owners with movable sprinklers do not have to follow the irrigation start times, but should follow the mandatory rules for watering days, and avoid watering any time on Monday.
At 19,000 gallons of water use in a month, the rate increases from $2.25 to $3.00 per thousand gallons for residents and from $2.60 to $3.35 for customers outside city limits. Higher rates apply at 30,000 gallons, 40,000 gallons, and 75,000 gallons. Click here for details on water rates.
Water meter replacements should be completed this summer. Those with new meters are eligible for automatic emailed AquaAlerts when your monthly use exceeds a pre-set level. Sign up online at https://records.georgetown.org/Forms/Aqua-Alerts or call Customer Care at (512) 930-3640.
For water conservation tips, to see aquifer and lake levels, read the Water Quality Report, or find out about City water utility projects, go to water.georgetown.org.