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June 27th, 2008
City of Buda Channel: Buda adopts BS/EACD watering schedule

STAFF REPORT

BUDA – The City of Buda has adopted the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District’s (BS/EACD) watering schedule on a mandatory basis after the water board called an alarm stage drought earlier this week.

The schedule provides that residents can water their lawns once every five days. Following are the watering days through July:

House numbers ending in 0 or 9 may water on June 30 and July 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30. House numbers ending in 1 or 8 may water on July 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26 and 31. Addresses ending in 2 or 7 may water on June 27 and July 2, 7, 12, 17, 22 and 27. Addresses ending in 3 or 6 may water on June 28 and July 3, 8, 13, 18, 23, 28. Addresses ending in 4 or 5 may water on June 29, and July 4, 9, 14, 19, 24 and 29.

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3 thoughts on “City of Buda Channel: Buda adopts BS/EACD watering schedule

  1. More development means more water usage from a declining aquafer. More development over and near the aquafer makes no sense.

  2. I agree. But people keep coming to Hays County, and there is no way to stop them from moving here. They have a legal right to move about this country according to their own free will.

    Although Kyle is not “over” the aquifer, we do rely on underground water to a great extent for the needs of our town. The City has been working hard to find additional sources so it does not have to rely solely on the BS/E aquifer. Specifically, Canyon Lake and the development of underground sources to the east that may not be quite as sensitive. Here in Kyle, we should applaud the efforts of our Citizens Water Advisory Board for working so hard for years on this issue.

    I find it ironic, however, that it is most often the newcomers to our area that complain the loudest about the ever-increasing development in our area and its impact on our water resources. In the past, I wanted to just tell them to go away, but I respected their right to make a home in this area. Moreover, I have found that some of the new people to our area are making important contributions to our community. They are making a real difference, and I have made many new friendships that I value a great deal.

    I guess the bottom line is: if you live in Hays County, you have to conserve water ALL THE TIME. Water conservation should be a way of life. Don’t complain about it, just do it.

  3. I remember that some time back the city of Flower Mound disallowed all new development for a period of time. Uncontrolled growth inevitably leads to what we have (a huge messed up urban sprawl) in Houston and Dallas, and what we will soon have in Austin (a huge messed up urban sprawl). Developers, bankers, and realtors love it (the march to sprawl) but it is not good thing.

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