The following links contain information about the City of Austin’s water restriction stages as they apply to both hose end and automatic irrigation systems. Capable controllers may communicate directly with this page to inform the end user of the current restrictions and what the restrictions allow. Note that these restrictions tell a customer when they are allowed to water even though supplemental watering may not be needed and that “schools” in this context only refers to public schools. Private schools follow the commercial/multi-family restrictions. Also, there are exemptions within the water conservation code, such as for drip stations within an automatic system, that are not addressed within the information below.