Buda city leaders June 18 gave the green light to changes within its water conservation ordinance.
Those changes, approved by a 7-0 vote, will go into effect immediately.
Blake Neffendorf, Buda Water Resources coordinator, said in a statement the city made changes to Stage 2 restrictions after a review of water production data in 2018 showed no major difference in water consumption between Stage 1 and Stage 2.
Under new Stage 2 rules, the timeframe to irrigate lawns has been condensed to help reduce water consumption, Neffendorf said.
Meanwhile, changes made to Stage 3 and Stage 4 restrictions keep the odd/even numbered watering schedule consistent across all restriction stages.
There were no changes to the year-round water use allowance and restrictions, or the Stage 1 drought restrictions.