Environment
4:52 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Drought Prompts Kyle To Enact Water Restrictions

Extreme drought conditions in Central Texas have prompted the Austin suburb of Kyle to implement Stage One water restrictions.  The biggest implication for home owners is limits on the times and frequency with which they can water their lawns.

Here are the complete details from the City of Kyle's website.

Mandatory Twice Per Week Watering Schedule

Residential Odd-Numbered Addresses
Wednesday and/or Saturday

Residential Even-Numbered Addresses
Thursday and /or Sunday

Commercial & Multi-Family
Tuesday and/or Friday

Other important requirements of State One Restrictions are:

Watering is permitted before 10 am and after 7 pm.

Regularly check for leaks, including broken sprinkler heads, leaking valves, leaking or broken pipes, or leaking faucets.

Do not operate a irrigation system with:

•a broken head
•a head that is out of adjustment where the arc of the spray head is over a street or parking lot
•a head that is misting due to high water pressure

Don't allow water to run off property such that there is a trail of water running in the street for a distance of 50 feet or greater

Don't' allow water to pond in the street or parking lot to a depth greater than 1⁄4 inch.

The cities of Austin and San Marcos is already in a Stage One restriction mode. You can read about those restrictions here.