Lakeway bans construction of pools as drought deepens

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LAKEWAY, Texas (KXAN) — No construction of new swimming pools will be allowed in Lakeway as long as the drought exists, the city said on Tuesday.

The move is in conjunction with an emergency order issued on Monday pertaining to landscape installation requirements.

“As the declaration of a new drought of record is imminent, non-essential uses of limited potable water must be curbed,” said Lakeway City Manager Steve Jones.

The city has stopped issuing permits for pool construction, but will continue to review and approve construction plans. Permits will not be issued again until water supply returns to normal and the emergency order is lifted.

Violators could receive fines of up to $2,000 per day, per infraction. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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