Georgetown institutes Drought Contingency Plan – Phase 1

Aug 2, 2018

All customers moved to new irrigation schedule

The City of Georgetown is enacting Phase 1 of the Drought Contingency Plan on Thursday, Aug. 2.  The plan calls for mandatory two-day per week watering schedule for all customers. Drought conditions, extraordinarily high temperatures, excessive water consumption, and irrigation on “No-Watering” Mondays, have necessitated the activation of the Drought Contingency Plan.

The City of Georgetown water utility serves approximately 40,000 households and businesses in a 417 square-mile area including Georgetown and areas north of Florence and Liberty Hill. (See water service area map.)

The new two-day watering schedule for irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers is based on the last digit of your street address.

Address ends in: May water these days:
1, 5, 9 Tue. and/or Fri.
2, 4, 6, 8 Wed. and/or Sat.
0, 3, 7 Thu. and/or Sun.

The new two-day schedule spreads watering over six days each week in order to balance customer water consumption.

Watering with an irrigation system or hose-end sprinkler should not be done between the hours of noon to 7 p.m. each day. No irrigation is permitted on Mondays. Watering with hose-end sprinklers must comply with the new schedule. Use of a hand-held hose or bucket can be 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 call (512) 930-3640 or email

A reminder to all customers: #NoWateringMonday. Monday is a recovery day for the water treatment, storage, and distribution system.

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