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Drought Prompts Kyle To Enact Water Restrictions

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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.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.
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