Kyle water customers and residents are advised that Stage 1 water conservation rules are in effect as of Tuesday, June 16.
The city’s drought plan is governed by City Ordinance 569 which issues guidelines for when and how residents can water and irrigate lawns as well as wash automobiles.
Kyle Residents may water or irrigate their lawns:
• By handheld hose with shutoff nozzle or bucket any time during the day or night.
• By a hose and sprinkler, soaker hose or drip irrigation from midnight to 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight on designated outdoor water use days
• By permanently installed automatic irrigation system from midnight to 10 a.m. on designated outdoor water use days
Kyle Residents may wash automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats or other vehicle or mobile equipment only from midnight to 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to midnight on designated outdoor water use days with handheld hose with shutoff nozzle or bucket.
At all times the drought management plan requires customers to repair leaks, broken lines, watering fixtures, and to ensure that irrigation systems are operated in a manner which reduces waste. It also prohibits run-off from property lines to a distance of 50 feet or more, allowing water to pond in a street or parking lot to a depth in excess of 0.25 inches and watering or irrigating landscape between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
A Voluntary Irrigation Schedule is in effect. Residential odd-numbered addresses can water on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Residential even- numbered addresses can water on Thursdays and Sundays. Commercial and multi-family addresses can water on Tuesdays and Fridays.
As outlined in the City ordinance 569, Sections 4 and 12, failure to comply with this ordinance can result in a fine of up to $2,000 and not less than $50 per violation.
For more information, go to https://www.cityofkyle.com/publicworks/kyles-current-drought-stage-watering-restrictions.