Conservation of water is a year round consideration. Water should always be used wisely. Customers shall be required to adhere to the LMUD’s Irrigation Schedule Restrictions as follows:
Stage 2: Moderate Conditions
Moderate Conditions are typically observed May 1 through September 30 on an annual basis. Voluntary from October 1 through April 30.
Power washing, car washing, etc. are still allowed during this stage.
Landscape irrigation using an in-ground irrigation system or hose-end sprinkler is restricted to twice per week between the hours of 7:00 pm to 10:00 am only during scheduled days based on the last digit in your address as indicated below:
|Odd # Residences||Wednesday and Saturday|
|Even # Residences||Thursday and Sunday|
|Commercial||Tuesday and Friday|
Stage 3: Drought Conditions
When lake levels are dangerously low, severe drought conditions are present in the area, and/or water consumptions has been too high, we will implement the stage 3 watering restriction schedule as follows:
Irrigation outdoors using an in-ground irrigation system or hose-end sprinkler is restricted to no more than once per week between the hours of midnight to 10am and 7pm to midnight (no watering between 10am to 7pm) and only during scheduled days and times as indicated below:
|Residences Ending in 1 or 3||Monday|
|Residences Ending in 2 or 4||Tuesday|
|Residences Ending in 5 or 7||Wednesday|
|Residences Ending in 6 or 8||Thursday|
|Residences Ending in 9 or 0||Friday|
Additional restrictions include:
- Irrigation for new/re-vegetated landscapes must apply for a variance
- Vehicle washing is prohibited except on mandatory times/days
- Filling/re-filling of pools is prohibited (maintaining water level is not prohibited)
- Operation of outside water features are prohibited (except to sustain aquatic life)
- Golf courses must develop a plan to meet a 10% reduction
- Restaurants are encouraged to serve water only if asked
- Washing of sidewalks, buildings, etc. is prohibited
As adopted in 2009 per restrictions are required by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and aimed at reducing water consumption by between 15 percent and 25 percent (see press release here) we observe violations of the above procedures by taking the following actions:
|First Offense||Warning Letter|
|Second Offense||$200 fine|
|Third Offense||$500 fine|
|Fourth Offense||$1,000 fine|
|Fifth Offense||$2,000 fine|
If collection is not secured, LMUD shall, upon due notice to the customer, discontinue water service to the premises where such violations occur.
We will utilize all available media to notify customers of any changes of conditions in effect and the actions being triggered. This includes local television channels, Lake Travis View, Austin American Statesman, Homeowners News, Lakeway MUD web page and bulletin boards at City Hall and the District Office.
We thank you for sharing our concern for water conservation and for your cooperation. Working together, we can assure fair distribution of this precious resource to all.
The entire Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan may be reviewed at the LMUD Office or by clicking here.