Building on lessons learned during the drought, Austin Water proposed to move to a permanent one-day-per-week watering schedule. Watering restrictions are our biggest water savings measure. The once a week schedule, along with positive community response, was critical in keeping the Highland Lakes above emergency levels during the drought. Austin Water believes that permanent one-day-per-week restrictions are a sound direction for our community.
In January 2016, Austin Water gathered public input through a series of meetings and an online survey. A wrap-up meeting was held in early February 2016. Input from these meetings was used to put together a package to best protect our water resources in these challenging times.