Mandatory Water Restrictions
August 21, 2023
STAGE III ‑ MANDATORY WATER USE RESTRICTIONS
Upon initiation of Stage III Phase1 and termination of Stage II, Texas Water Systems will mail a public announcement to its customers, post a notice on the Web Site and notify the TCEQ.
Texas Water Systems will implement Stage III Phase I when any one of these selected triggers is reached:
- For Ten (10) days within any Fourteen (14) consecutive days period when the System reaches Eighty (85) percent of maximum daily production capacity.
- For any Five (5) consecutive day period that any elevated storage tank displays a "low water level" alarm due to demand.
- Any major mechanical failure of equipment.
- Any major pipeline break or unexpected loss of capacity to provide water.
- Any natural or manmade contamination of the water supply.
The following water use restrictions shall apply to all customers.
- Implement modified odd/even outside watering restrictions.
- Customers with even 911 Street addresses may water on the following days of the week: Wednesday and Saturday, during the hours as stated in Section 7*.
- Customers with odd 911 Street addresses may water on the following days of the week: Thursday and Sunday, during the hours as stated in Section 7*.
- No outside watering on Monday, Tuesday and Friday except with a single hose and a maximum of two sprinklers, during the hours as stated in Section 7*.
- Use of water to fill swimming pools is restricted to odd/even watering days and during PM hours as defined herein.
- The Utility’s waste of water from hydrants or flush valves shall be limited to maintaining public health, safety, and welfare.
- The following uses of water are defined as non‑essential and should be avoided where possible:
- Washing any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, decks or other hard‑surfaced areas;
- Washing buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
- Use of water for dust control;
- Flushing gutters or permitting irrigation water to run into the street;
- Failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after detectin
- Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, boat, trailer, or building is prohibited;
- Any other waste of water.
Requirements for termination:
Stage III Phase 1 of the Plan may be rescinded when all of the conditions listed as triggering events have ceased to exist for a period of at least Ten (10) consecutive days and Texas Water Systems determines that weather and equipment conditions justify the termination supported by a Five (5) percent minimum deduction in daily water production
Visually inspect lines and repair leaks on a daily basis. A regular review of all customers’ digital consumption records and customer notification of unusually high usage when detected. However, customers shall maintain primary responsibility for detecting leaks and shall maintain full responsibility for repairing all of their plumbing leaks downstream from the meter. The utility shall curtail routine flushing of water mains, repair leaks as quickly as possible and restrict making voluntary improvements that may require excessive water use.
*Section 7: If Stage II or Stage III are implemented, then the following AM/PM outside watering hours shall be observed on designated water days;
Daytime outside watering hours will be defined as follows: 10:00AM until 3:00 PM.
Nighttime outside watering hours will be defined as follows: 10:00PM until 2:00 AM.
No outside watering shall occur between the hours of 2:00 AM and 10:00 AM
Nor between the hours of 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM.