Effective July 27, 2015, the City of Buda has declared a Stage 1 Drought in accordance with the City’s adopted Drought Contingency Plan and Water Conservation Ordinance. This action is the result of growing concern over the lack of rain during the month of July, a desire to proactively help the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) avoid the triggering drought stages, and reduce pressure on the water infrastructure resulting from intensive watering of landscape. Water conservation can help prolong water supplies and delay well issues.
As a result, City of Buda water customers must take actions to conserve water. Irrigation is restricted to the hours between midnight and 10am, and 7pm to midnight on the customer’s designated day. Odd-numbered residential addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday, while even numbered residential addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday. Commercial and multifamily addresses may water on Tuesday and/or Friday. Watering for foundation maintenance is allowed any day at any time, provided it does not result in pooling or runoff. Washing of impervious surfaces, such as driveways and parking lots, is prohibited unless required for health and safety.
The City of Buda encourages homeowners and businesses to consider landscape improvements that are resilient in times of drought, and can provide informational resources to those interested.
For more information on Stage 1 Drought Restriction and the City’s water conservation measures visit www.ci.buda.tx.us/waterconservation.