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Posted on: August 10, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City of Buda Declares Stage 2 Water Restrictions - Effective Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

IRRIGATION 1

Stage 2 Water Allowances and Restrictions


Outdoor Irrigation (Automatic and Hand Hose End Sprinkler Systems)

  • Not allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Twice-per–week outdoor watering schedule on designated day.  
    • Odd-numbered residential: Wednesday and/or Saturday
    • Even-numbered residential: Thursday and/or Sunday
    • Commercial, mixed use and multifamily: Tuesday and/or Friday
  • It is recommended that outdoor watering be limited to one of the permitted watering days each week in order to promote conservation.  

Irrigation with Handheld Bucket, Handheld Hose or Drip Irrigation System

  • Not allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Twice-per-week outdoor watering schedule on designated day.
    • Odd-numbered residential: Wednesday and/or Saturday
    • Even-numbered residential: Thursday and/or Sunday
    • Commercial, mixed use and multifamily: Tuesday and/or Friday

Irrigation of Vegetable Gardens with a Handheld Bucket, Handheld Hose, Soaker Hose or Drip Irrigation System

  • Allowed any day of the week.
  • Prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Irrigation of Protected Trees by a Soaker Hose, Automatic Bubbler, Tree Watering Bag, or Similar Device Placed Within a Tree’s Dripline

  • Allowed any day of the week.
  • Prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Swimming Pools

  • Filling of new swimming pools using municipal water is prohibited.
  • Makeup water for existing swimming pools is allowed.
  • Pool surfaces shall be covered at least 25 percent when not in use.     

Aesthetic Water Features

  • Non-Recirculating prohibited at all times. 

Washing of Impervious Surfaces

  • Prohibited, unless required for health and safety.

Vehicle Washing

  • Noncommercial vehicle washing is allowed on your designated watering day using a handheld bucket or a handheld hose equipped with a positive shutoff device. Vehicle washing is prohibited between the ours of 10 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Commercial vehicle washing is allowed on any day and at any time.  
  • Charity carwashes are not allowed, unless held at and using a commercial carwash facility to wash vehicles.

Violations

Anyone who violates this ordinance could be fined between $100 and $500 and be subject to utility surcharges.

You can report water violations at codeenforcement@ci.buda.tx.us

Additional information on water conservation can be found at www.ci.buda.tx.us/waterconservation.


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