Kyle enters Stage 2 Drought Restrictions

SUMMARY: Kyle enters Stage 2 Drought Restrictions

KYLE – Kyle water customers and residents are advised that Stage 2 mandatory water use management rules are in effect as of Thursday, Oct. 22.

The city made the decision to move into stage 2 of the drought plan to rehabilitate the Kohlers Crossing elevated storage tank, which is mainly supplied by an onsite well.

The city of Kyle’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.

During Stage 2, Kyle residents may water (irrigate):

  • By handheld hose, or handheld bucket at any time during the day or night.
  • By a hose and sprinkler, a soaker hose or drip irrigation from midnight to 10 a.m. on their designated outdoor water use day. and again from 8 pm to midnight on the same day.
  • By permanently installed automatic irrigation system from 12 Midnight to 10 a.m. on their designated outdoor water use day.
  • Washing automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, or other vehicle or mobile equipment:
  • Only on customer’s designated water use day.
  • Only from midnight to 10 a.m. and again from 7 p.m. to midnight on designated day(s).
  • Washing must be done with a handheld bucket or handheld hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle.

Items and actions, which are prohibited during Stage 2 of drought management:

  • Using automatic fill valve to add water to an outdoor swimming or wading pool or pond.
  • Charity car washes.
  • Washing sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, streets, patios or other paved areas except to alleviate an immediate health or safety hazard.

At all times our 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.
  • Prohibits run-off from property line to a distance of 50 feet or more
  • Prohibits allowing water to pond in a street or parking lot to a depth in excess of 0.25”
  • Prohibits watering or irrigating landscape between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Mandatory Irrigation Schedule:

  • Residential Odd-Numbered Addresses: Wednesday and/or Saturday
  • Residential Even-Numbered Addresses: Thursday and/or Sunday
  • Commercial & Multi-Family: Tuesday and/or Friday

As outlined in the City ordinance 569, Sections 5 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.

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