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Kyle Calls Off Water Restrictions

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A river over the Edwards Aquifer, which supplies water to Kyle.

The city of Kyle is lifting its water restrictions.

In a letter sent out today, the city says recent rains have "sufficiently recharged" supplies "to allow for the removal of water restrictions beginning immediately. However, even with the removal of mandatory twice a week watering and other restrictions, City officials continue to ask residents to do their part to conserve water." Tips include checking your home and property for leaky pipes and not using a lawn irrigation system that is damaged or is spraying water onto a road or parking lot.

Kyle gets some water from surface sources, but also from the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District and the Edwards Aquifer Authority. The former pulled out of drought status, with the advent of recent rains; parts of the latter are still under Stage II restrictions. 

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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