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Welcome to information on Pflugerville environmental and water conservation efforts. You'll find information on reporting pollution, area water providers, service areas, watering restrictions and the conservation efforts now in effect for outdoor watering in Pflugerville.

Pflugerville lifts Stage 3 water restrictions and encourages a voluntary
Stage 2 twice-a-week water conservation schedule (Nov 4, 2019) 

The City of Pflugerville announced Monday, November 4, 2019, that Pflugerville is lifting Stage 3 water restrictions and moving into voluntary Stage 2 Water Restrictions encouraging a twice-a-week water conservation schedule.

The City of Pflugerville enacted Stage 3 water restrictions in September 2019 because the source water level at Lake Pflugerville dipped to a low of 28 feet, down from 35 feet, and water consumption was at a high of 12.6 million gallons a day (MGD). The triggering conditions no longer exist. Lake Pflugerville is at 32.3 feet, and rising, and water consumption is at 6.8 MGD. 

According to the City of Pflugerville Drought Contingency Plan, no conditions exist for any level of water restrictions, therefore the City is now in voluntary Stage 2 water conservation. 

Effective immediately, residents are encouraged to water twice-a-week and resume vehicle washing on their designated watering days before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. The City continues to encourage residents to use smart water conservation habits.
  

Voluntary Water Conservation Twice-a-Week Outdoor Watering Schedule: 

(based on street address) 
Residential homes with an odd number: Wednesday & Saturday
Residential homes with an even number: Thursday and Sunday
No watering on Mondays 
Commercial facilities (apartments, condominiums, civic, commercial, industrial and institutional properties) Tuesday and Friday
 
For additional tips on water conservation, contact the City of Pflugerville Public Works Department water conservation team at 512-990-6400 or visit www.pfreshwater.com. 


 

Restriction Management Ordinance

Water Conservation Tips

ORD1147-13-06-25

 

Water Quality

Questions about your water bill?

Water Rate Chart

Before you call the city about your water bill, please review this water checklist.

Have you had an electric power surge?
Power surges can reset your sprinkler system to manufacturer settings, so you may think you’re watering once a week for 10 minutes a zone and actually be watering two to three times a week at 15 minutes. If your sprinkler system did reset, the clock may be off too. You might be watering while you’re at work in the heat of the day, and not realize it.

When is the last time you inspected your water softener?
Look at its age and if it’s in need of any recommended routine maintenance or repairs. Water softeners can get stuck in regeneration mode or regenerate if reset from a power surge too. 

Do you have the greenest lawn on the block?
Check your sprinkler settings again, even if you haven’t touched it lately. Do you have a green spot in one spot of your lawn? - A big green spot in an area of your lawn can indicate a leak.

Did you change your water schedule when the city went from Stage 3 to Stage 2?
Adding one additional watering day a week may have put you in the higher price per gallon rate. Water is charged by volume, so by adding an extra 10,000 gallons to your bill, your cost could go up more significantly. (water rate chart by volume)

Is your toilet running?
Make sure your toilet isn’t running when it hasn’t been used. To test, put a drop of food coloring in the tank and wait a few minutes to see if the color ends up in the bowl. If so, your tank may be running and leaking water.

Did you fully turn off your outdoor faucet?
Make sure you’ve turned off all your outdoor faucets after you washed the car. Any dripping that’s happening at the base of your hose if you forgot to turn the hose off can really add up.

Still not sure? Please call utility billing at 512-990-6100 and we can check your individual account data.

Sprinkler System Audits

The city Public Works Department offers sprinkler system audits to customers from April 1st to September 30th. Schedule one for your home by calling 512-990-6400. Please make sure you can be home during the sprinkler audit that you request as city staff need access to your sprinkler box.

Water Source

The city's water comes from Lake Pflugerville which is fed by the Highland Lakes and groundwater. See how Pflugerville's water ties into the current restrictions and conservation mandates:

Colorado River Watersheds
Colorado River Basin Watersheds
Lower Colorado Basin (Lake Pflugerville)
Lower Colorado River Basin (Lake Pflugerville)

WaterSmart

watersmart.org logoWatersmart.org is provided by Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and is a comprehensive site containing pertinent information to help you learn how to use water efficiently during this prolonged drought cycle.

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