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Current Water Restrictions

posted Jun 22, 2016, 2:54 PM by Stu Beam   [ updated Jul 22, 2017, 5:03 PM ]

Austin Water is currently in Conservation Stage Water Restrictions.

CONSERVATION STAGE RESTRICTIONS

  • You may water only on your assigned day(s) and times.
    • Residential
      • Hose-end Sprinklers - ​two days per week - midnight to 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight
      • Automatic Irrigation - one day per week - midnight to 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight (Residential customers may also water a second day with a hose-end sprinkler)
    • Commercial / Multi-family / Public Schools
      • Hose-end Sprinklers or Automatic Irrigation - ​​one day per week - midnight to 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight
  • Wasting water is prohibited
  • Washing vehicles at home is permitted with an auto shut-off hose or bucket
  • Charity car washes may only be held at a commercial carwash
  • Fountains must recirculate water
  • Restaurants may not serve water unless requested by a customer
  • Patio misters at commercial properties (including restaurants and bars) may only operate between 4 p.m. and midnight
  • Commercial power/pressure washing equipment must meet efficiency requirements

EXEMPTIONS

The following are allowed at any time on any day of the week:

  • Watering with drip irrigation, a hand-held hose or a refillable container
  • Watering trees with a Treegator®, soaker hose or automatic tree bubbler
  • Watering vegetable gardens with a soaker hose
  • Pressure washing sidewalk/driveway/deck/patio/paved areas/home siding/fence

VARIANCES

In limited situations, Austin Water may be able to grant a variance from the water restrictions.

ENFORCEMENT

Failing to follow the water restrictions may result in enforcement action, including finesof up to $500 per violation. To report violations, call 3-1-1, use the 3-1-1 mobile app, or submit a report online. Please provide the address, time, date, and type of violation.

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