Wimberley Texas: Severe Drought Conditions Trigger Stage 3 Drought Restrictions. Water Use Limited in Effort to Conserve Existing Supplies.
This dry creek bed is one of many in the Wimberley area. Central Texas is experiencing extreme drought conditions. Residents and businesses are urged to conserve water.

UPDATE: March, 2012

"City Council has amended these watering restrictions to allow watering of fruit and vegetable gardens by hand or drip irrigation, at any time on any day, as long as the owner monitors the watering to ensure run-off does not occur."

More information at the City of Wimberley website.

From Wimberley City Government:

Severe drought conditions exist. In an effort to conserve water Wimberley WSC is implementing Stage 3 drought restrictions, effective August 1, 2011.

The following are the conditions of Stage 3 Water Restrictions with the goal of achieving a 20% reduction in daily production.

Wimberley WSC will reduce or discontinue flushing of water mains in an effort to manage limited water supplies and/or reduce water demand.

Water use restrictions under threat of penalty for violation the following water use restrictions shall apply to all persons.

(a)  Irrigation of landscaped areas shall be limited to Sundays and Thursdays for customers with street addresses ending in an even number (0,2,4,6, or 8) and Saturdays and Wednesdays for customers with street addresses ending in an odd number (1,3,5,7,9) between the hours of 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM and between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM and shall be by means of hand-held hoses with positive shut off nozzle, hand-held buckets, or drip irrigation. The use of hose-end sprinklers or permanently installed automatic sprinkler systems are prohibited at all times.

(b)  Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited.

(c)  Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor and outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, or Jacuzzi-type pools is prohibited.

(d)  Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited.

 (e)  Use of water from hydrants shall be limited to fire fighting, related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare.

(f)  All restaurants are prohibited from service water to patrons except upon request of the patron.



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