STAGE 3 IRRIGATION RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT
These water restrictions affect irrigation schedules pertaining to outdoor use of an in-ground/automatic irrigation system or hose-end sprinkler.
Watering by hand is currently allowed any day at any time.
Irrigation Hours: Midnight to 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. to Midnight
NO WATERING 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For full details, please see the LMUD Drought Contingency Plan.
Stage 3: Drought Conditions
On August 8, 2023 Lakeway MUD announced full Stage 3 regulations are in effect. LMUD customer compliance with Stage 3 restrictions include:
- the continuation of one-day per week irrigation using a hose-end sprinkler or in-ground irrigation system (restriction does not apply to watering with a hand-held hose). Hours are limited to between midnight and 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. and midnight (when evaporation is minimized) on a designated day.
- no new pools may be installed. Replenishing existing pool water levels to maintenance level is permitted.
- pressure washing is prohibited.
- vehicle washing is limited to commercial car wash facilities or commercial service stations (required to recycle their water).
- events involving the use of water such as: car washes, festivals, parties, water slides, and other activities involving the use of water are prohibited.
During the August 10, 2022 Board of Directors meeting, the Lakeway Municipal Utility District (LMUD) Board approved a motion to move customers from a two-day to one-day per week irrigation schedule starting September 1, 2022. This effort is in response to ongoing drought to help further limit water use. LMUD customers are asked to follow the new schedule which assigns an irrigation day based on the last digit of their address:
These restrictions remain in effect until updated.
|MONDAY||1 • 3|
|TUESDAY||2 • 4|
|WEDNESDAY||5 • 7|
|THURSDAY||6 • 8|
|FRIDAY||9 • 0|
According to the restrictions, a water user must not:
- Fail to repair a controllable leak, including a broken sprinkler head, a leaking valve, leaking or broken pipes, or a leaking faucet;
- Operate an irrigation system with:
- a broken head;
- a head that is out of adjustment and the arc of the spray head is over a street or parking area; or
- a head that is fogging or misting because of excessive water pressure.
- During irrigation, allow water:
- to run off a property and form a stream of water in a street for a distance of 50 feet or greater; or
- to pool in a street or parking lot to a depth greater than one-quarter of an inch
Customers utilizing our recycled water system for irrigation purposes (locations designated by the purple recycled water signs) are under separate usage requirements and restrictions dependent on drought and flood conditions. We notify these customers when their restrictions change. Reuse water is only available at select locations. To apply for residential reuse, fill out an Application And Agreement for the Residential Delivery and Use of Reuse Water.
When violations of the above procedures are noted, the following actions will be taken:
- First Violation: Written warning
- Second Violation: the violator shall be criminally responsible for the violation, punishable by a fine of $200
- Third violation: the violator shall be criminally responsible for the violation, punishable by a fine of $500
- Additional violations may constitute discontinuation of water service to the premises where such violations occur + a reconnection fee + security deposit (see Rate Order for details)
Changes to Restrictions
Conservation of potable water is a year-round consideration. Water should always be used wisely. Because our area is drought-prone and water production and delivery facilities can fail, you may be required to take additional restrictive action during water shortages. When it becomes necessary to further restrict water usage, we will make every effort to notify our customers of the condition in effect and the actions being triggered (see Drought Contingency Plan for details). If time permits, a special notice will be mailed to all customers regarding a severe emergency.
We thank you for sharing our concern for water conservation and for your cooperation during drought conditions and facilities failure, should either occur.
Stage 2: Normal Conditions
In accordance with the Lakeway Municipal Utility District (LMUD) Drought Contingency Plan:
At the January 8, 2020 Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved a new irrigation schedule that would help mitigate peak loads in system-wide usage trends. This new schedule is inline with other water utilities in the area. It marks a continuation of the June 2019 LMUD Board of Directors meeting where the Board approved a move towards additional water conservation efforts by enforcing the two-day irrigation schedule, previously reserved for May through September, year round.
When in effect, LMUD commercial and residential customers are required to observe Stage 2 Water Restrictions all 12 months of the year, which allows for a maximum of two days per week irrigation schedule on specified days. Using the last digit of your address, irrigate only on the following days:
|MONDAY & THURSDAY||0 • 1 • 2 • 3|
|TUESDAY & FRIDAY||4 • 5 • 6 + commercial*|
|WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY||7 • 8 • 9|
*commercial includes large landscapes such as HOA common areas. Reuse customers may have a different schedule, depending on their contract.
|• REQUEST FOR VARIANCE •||• DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN •||• WATER CONSERVATION PLAN •|
If you have new sod or landscaping that requires a variance from this schedule, please submit a Request for Variance. See Drought Contingency Plan for details.
If you have any questions, please contact us.