In June of 2015, our Board moved to Stage 1 Water Restrictions which allowed customers to irrigate twice per week from May 1 through September 30 instead of once per week. At the same time, we went without rain almost totally for the months of July and August (and so far through September). Historically, the August/September bills which are mailed October 1 are the highest of the year. This year the impact was increased due to irrigation restrictions being lifted. In the month of August, LMUD furnished 110 MILLION GALLONS to our customers, the highest volume we have provided in several years, and up 25 MILLION GALLONS from July.
Lakeway MUD installed new electronic meters at every customer site within the last 2+ years. Every meter that has been tested has proven to be accurate. Our experience is that the vast majority of high usage customers discover the issue is with their irrigation system. We are very concerned about high usage, which is why we send out emails alerting those that appear to be considerably above their normal usage.
With the new meters, we have the ability to profile the exact time and date in hourly increments the number of gallons running through the meter for the last 30, 60, or 90 days (or, since the installation of the meter if requested).
If you would like to have your meter profiled, just call the office and we will be glad to set an appointment to do that for you.
Please remember that not all of Lakeway is serviced by Lakeway MUD:
We want to conserve water at Lakeway MUD, and are here to help you by providing you with complete and up-to-date information about your water usage.
You can contact us at 512-261-6222 or via email at Lakeway@LakewayMUD.org.
Lakeway MUD Board of Directors voted to move to Stage 1 Restrictions effective immediately during the Regular Board meeting Wednesday, June 10, 2015.
Stage 1 restrictions between May 1 and September 30 call for the same watering schedules as Stage 2, which is twice per week according to the following guidelines:
For Odd Street addresses, Wed and Sat are irrigation days.
For Even Street addresses, Thurs and Sun are irrigation days.
Commercial customers may irrigate on Tue and Fri.
Just as in Stage 2, no watering is allowed between 10AM and 7PM.
The Board stresses that even though our conditions have improved greatly, we are still only at 72% of our water storage capacity between Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan. While there are no restrictions on watering between Oct 1 and April 30, we ask that all users comply with the Stage 2 restrictions above at a minimum. During the Fall and Winter months, very little irrigating is needed and we can all contribute toward getting our storage up and ready for the coming summer.
The Board encourages all residents and businesses to continue the good water conservation habits we have all learned over the past few years.
Use Water Wisely!
When was the last time you thought about your water utility provider? In all likelihood, it was the last time you turned on a faucet and no water came out. Or, maybe it was the last time you paid your water bill. Perhaps it was the last time you had a leak and had to employ a plumber to fix the problem. If you are not thinking a lot about your water and wastewater provider, chances are they are doing a good job for you.
Lakeway Municipal Utility District (LMUD) provides Water, Wastewater, and/or Reuse Water to over 4,000 homes and businesses in the City of Lakeway. Depending on the season, anywhere from 2 to over 5 million gallons per day of fresh water are provided to our customers for drinking, bathing, irrigating, etc. With that kind of volume going to that many customers, it’s pretty amazing we don’t think about it more often!
Here are a few interesting facts about LMUD you may not be aware of:
So, the next time you turn on the faucet, you might remember that “you are in good hands” (to borrow a phrase!). All of us at LMUD understand that we work for you, and it is our goal to keep you pleased with and proud of Lakeway MUD, your water service provider. Please feel free to contact us via our website, email, or phone call should you have any questions or suggestions. And, thanks to all for the tremendous cooperation you have afforded us through these trying drought conditions.