Watering Limit: Two Days per Week Starts Oct. 14

The City of Georgetown will limit outdoor watering to two days per week starting on Monday, October 14.

Last week the Brazos River Authority, which manages the water in Lake Georgetown and Stillhouse Hollow Lake, notified the City of Georgetown that they are enacting a stage 2 drought warning for Lake Georgetown. The river authority is requesting that the City reduce water use due to persistent drought conditions and the declining level of Lake Georgetown. Lake levels throughout the region are lower than they were in the severe drought year of 2011.

Based on the request from the river authority, water utilities that rely on Lake Georgetown will enact phase 1 of their Drought Contingency Plan on October 14. Those four water utilities—City of Georgetown, City of Round Rock, Chisholm Trail SUD, and Brushy Creek MUD—will enact a two-day-per-week watering limit.

The following water use limits will go into effect on Monday, October 14 for City of Georgetown water customers.

Two-day-per-week maximum

For irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers, landscape irrigation will be limited to a schedule based on the last digit of your address number:

Odd addresses may irrigate on
Tuesday and/or Saturday

Even addresses may irrigate on
Wednesday and/or Sunday

No sprinkler or irrigation system use is permitted on Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays.

No irrigation Noon to 7 p.m.

Watering with a sprinkler or irrigation system is not permitted from 12 noon to 7 p.m. each day.

Watering with a hand-held hose or bucket can be done any day and at any time. Other outdoor water uses such as vehicle washing or filling a swimming pool can be done any day at any time.

Violations of the irrigation schedule may result in fines.

For assistance in programming your irrigation controller, call (512) 930-3640, or email gus@georgetown.org.

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