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Should one-day-per-week watering be permanent?

Monday, December 21, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

Austin Water has proposed that the city move permanently to a one-day-per-week watering schedule. According to an announcement from the utility, one-day-per-week watering has been “critical in keeping the Highland Lakes above emergency levels during the worst parts of the drought,” and the utility believes that permanent implementation of this rule is a “sound direction for our community.” The city is hosting four meetings in January to gather public input on the matter, beginning with a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 7, 6 to 8 p.m., at Hampton Branch Library, 5125 Convict Hill Road. The meeting will be an open house, which means participants can drop in anytime. The full schedule of meetings in available here.

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