How do you feel about once-a-week watering? Austin Water wants to know

FILE - Lake Travis (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Lake Travis (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Water is considering making permanent restrictions to watering schedules following the severe Texas drought.

The changes would mean Austinites could only water once-a-week. As this proposal moves into the hands of the City Council, Austin Water asks for the community’s feedback on the restrictions.

These restrictions played a key role in keeping Highland Lake levels from dropping to emergency levels during the peak drought days, according to Austin Water.

You have a chance to voice your opinion at the Open House Meetings throughout January. The meetings run between 6-8 p.m.

  • Jan. 7 Hampton Branch Library (5125 Convict Hill Rd, 78749)
  • Jan. 12 Southeast Branch Library (5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, 78744)
  • Jan. 21 Carver Branch Library (1161 Angelina St., 78702)
  • Jan. 26 Spicewood Springs Branch (8637 Spicewood Springs Rd, 78759)

A final public workshop wrap-up meeting will be Feb. 3 at Waller Creek Center, room 104.

Feedback can also be given online by taking a survey. 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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