City asks water utility customers to cut back on water use

Due to an increase in outdoor water use, the City has reached 85 percent of water treatment capacity and is enacting Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency Plan.

During Stage 1 of the DCP, customers may not water their lawns between the hours of noon and 7 p.m.

What can you do to help? Reduce your irrigation run time by 10 percent or by 1 minute per 10 minutes of watering. A simple way to reduce your irrigation run time is by using the Seasonal Adjust feature on your irrigation controller. This allows you to decrease the irrigation run time by a specified percentage.

Other ways to help reduce water use include only watering on your scheduled days based on your address, not watering during the hottest hours of the day, and never watering on Mondays.

Stage 2 of the DCP is triggered when water use reaches 90 percent of capacity. If water use continues to increase, further watering restrictions will be enacted.

For help setting your irrigation controller, call customer care at (512) 930-3640.

For more information on the Drought Contingency Plan, visit gus.georgetown.org/water/drought-information.

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