Pflugerville lifts Stage 3 water restrictions and encourages a voluntary
Stage 2 twice-a-week water conservation schedule
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.
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.
The City and LCRA
The water Pflugerville pumps out of the Colorado River and into Lake Pflugerville actually starts in the Highland Lakes - Buchanan, Inks, LBJ, Marble Falls, Travis, and Austin. During a time of drought, the water that is released from Buchanan and Travis does not replenish easily due to the lack of rain, evaporation, and runoff, therefore severely lowering the lake levels. Therefore, if the LCRA implements a water rationing program, all entities receiving water from the lower Colorado River are directly affected and have to implement the same program, including the City of Pflugerville.
Pictures provided by the Lower Colorado River Authority in February 2013 showing drought conditions.