Austin Water is currently in Conservation Stage Water Restrictions. Find your watering day(s) based on your address.

 

Conservation Stage Restrictions

  • You may water only on your assigned day(s) and times.
    • Residential
      • Hose-end Sprinklers - ​two days per week - midnight to 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight
        • Even address - Thursday, Sunday
        • Odd address - Wednesday, Saturday
      • Automatic Irrigation - one day per week - midnight to 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight (Residential customers may also water a second day with a hose-end sprinkler)
        • Even address - Thursday
        • Odd address - Wednesday
    • Commercial / Multi-family / Public Schools
      • Hose-end Sprinklers or Automatic Irrigation -​one day per week - midnight to 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight
        • Even address - Tuesday
        • Odd address - Friday
  • Wasting water is prohibited
  • Washing vehicles at home is permitted with an auto shut-off hose or bucket
  • Charity car washes may only be held at a commercial carwash
  • Fountains must recirculate water
  • Restaurants may not serve water unless requested by a customer
  • Patio misters at commercial properties (including restaurants and bars) may only operate between 4 p.m. and midnight
  • Commercial power/pressure washing equipment must meet efficiency requirements

Exemptions

The following are allowed at any time on any day of the week:

  • Watering with drip irrigation, a hand-held hose or a refillable container
  • Watering trees with a Treegator®, soaker hose or automatic tree bubbler
  • Watering vegetable gardens with a soaker hose
  • Pressure washing sidewalk/driveway/deck/patio/paved areas/home siding/fence
 
Variances

In limited situations, Austin Water may be able to grant a variance from the water restrictions.

 

Enforcement

Failing to follow the water restrictions may result in enforcement action, including fines of up to $500 per violation. To report violations, call 3-1-1, use the 3-1-1 mobile app, or submit a report online. Please provide the address, time, date, and type of violation.

 

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