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Austin watering restrictions remain in Stage 2

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Citing concerns that the drought may not be over despite recent rain, City Manager Marc Ott announced Wednesday that Austin will remain in Stage 2 watering restrictions, which limit watering to one day per week. The Austin Water Utility has suggested that it is time to consider adopting one-day-per-week watering permanently. That change would be a big one, and changes to the city code and its Drought Contingency Plan would most likely involve a stakeholder process (and City Council approval).

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