Round Rock lifts water restrictions as lakes fill to capacity

Lake Georgetown
Lake Georgetown

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Outdoor water restrictions have been lifted for City of Round Rock utility customers. The Brazos River Authority on Thursday removed all drought declarations for its system, which includes Round Rock’s primary sources of water, Lake Georgtown and Stillhouse Hollow Lake.

City officials said Lake Georgetown is more than 100 percent full, and Stillhouse Hollow Lake is 98 percent full.

“Although lake levels are considerably higher now, customers should continue to use water wisely as drought conditions are likely to materialize again,” the city said in a statement.

Water-wasting, such as not repairing a leak, or using an irrigation system that is leaking, broken or spraying water into the street, is still prohibited. Customers are still encouraged to follow the city’s outdoor watering schedule and avoid watering between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

City of Round Rock recommended watering schedule:

  • Odd Numbered Addresses – Wednesday and/or Saturday
  • Even Numbered Addresses – Thursday and/or Sunday
  • Commercial/Multifamily – Tuesday and/or Friday

 

Georgetown also announced Friday it would return to normal watering limits for the first time in 19 months. The watering limit now returns to three times per week, according to the odd-even schedule outlined by the city.

“Based on historical patterns, drought conditions will likely re-emerge in the future and could persist for some time,” the city said, reminding customers to conserve water.

  • Odd addresses: Tuesday and/or Thursday and/or Saturday
  • Even addresses: Wednesday and/or Friday and/or Sunday

Watering with a hand-held hose or bucket using drip irrigation can be done any day and at any time, along with washing a vehicle.

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