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June 20th, 2008
City of Kyle Channel: Kyle moves to Stage II water restrictions

From the City of Kyle

In response to recent record heat and lack of rain, and in anticipation of pumping restrictions from our ground water resources, the City of Kyle is implementing Stage Two Mandatory Water Use Management effective June 21.

The restrictions include implementation of a mandatory twice per week watering schedule for homes and businesses. Homes with odd-numbered addresses are permitted to water on Wednesday and/or Saturday. Even numbered addresses are permitted to water on Thursday and/or Sunday. Businesses and multi-family complexes are permitted water on Tuesday and/or Friday.

Watering is permitted on your designated day only during the hours before 10 am and after 7 pm. Automatic irrigation systems may only operated between the hours of midnight and 10 a.m.

“We’ve seen a significant spike in water usage during the last week and we feel we need to move quickly to balance the load on our system and ensure that we don’t get into a situation where people are all using water at the same time,” said James Earp, Kyle’s assistant city manager. “We encourage all residents to do their part to conserve this valuable resource so we can continue to be good stewards of our environment.”

The restrictions are mandatory for all City of Kyle water customers. Kyle residents getting water from other companies should contact their respective water suppliers for information regarding watering restrictions.

The City of Kyle has implemented successful and effective water management strategies that have focused on diversification of the city’s water supply. The result of these policies is that the City of Kyle has an adequate water supply to meet the needs of businesses and residents. However, Kyle city leaders recognize the need to continue to do their part to conserve water as the drought continues to worsen.

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