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Summer watering restrictions are in effect

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 by Tai Moses

With the heat of summer comes conservation stage watering restrictions. That means Austin Water is restricting watering gardens and lawns to two days a week at assigned times. Any waste of water is prohibited during this time, and water hogs may be fined up to $500. Type in your address to find your assigned watering days here. There are some exemptions to the water restrictions; the following preferred methods are allowed 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

Last year, according to Austin Water, Austinites “achieved their lowest water use rate ever at 120 gallons per person per day.” This year the water utility hopes to break that record. Read the utility’s FAQ about conservation stage watering restrictions.

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