Stage 3 Water Restrictions start September 13, 2019
Under Stage 3, all water customers must follow a once a week watering schedule based on the last number of their address.
- Addresses ending in 0 or 1 may water on Mondays before 10 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight.
- Addresses ending in 2 or 3 may water on Tuesdays before 10 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight.
- Addresses ending in 4 or 5 may water on Wednesdays before 10 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight.
- Addresses ending in 6 or 7 may water on Thursdays before 10 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight.
- Addresses ending in 8 or 9 may water on Fridays before 10 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight.
- No watering allowed on Saturday or Sunday.
Hand watering is permitted on all weekdays, regardless of address, with a hand-held positive shutoff nozzle or up to a five-gallon bucket before 10 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight. Car washing is only permitted at commercial facilities.
All water customers must comply with the restrictions above, or risk a fine.
Watering Enforcement:The City will enforce water restrictions. Customers will receive warnings prior to facing administrative fees. The goal is to educate residents on the proper watering times and to make sure sprinkler systems are set up properly.
- First violation – customer given a yellow violation notice and information on the water schedule.
- Second violation – customer given a red notice, letter from the City outlining the water violation and a visit from city staff to discuss how to conserve and comply with the water restrictions.
- Third violation – customer will receive a letter from the City and a $100 administrative fee added to the customer’s water bill.
- Final notice – customer will be sent a certified letter from the City notifying them that their water will be disconnected. There is a $50 reconnect fee that must be paid before the water service is reconnected.
Report any watering restriction violations to the City of Pflugerville Public Works Department 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.