The truly dog days of summer are here, bringing the hottest and driest Texas weather.
Even though this is the time when yards scream for water the most, Kyle officials say this is also the time when city residents need to conserve the water the most.
The City of Kyle issued Stage 2 water management, and a twice per week watering calendar, on June 21. Water customers responded by drastically reducing their water usage.
But during the last couple weeks, according to Kyle officials, the city has begun to see water usage spike up again. Kyle officials are asking residents to be mindful of their designated days and hours.
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 designated days only during the hours before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. Automatic irrigation systems may only operated between the hours of midnight and 10 a.m.
Failure to comply with the water management ordinance can result in the city issuing fines to violators.
The restrictions are mandatory for all City of Kyle water customers. The city is asking Kyle residents receiving water from other companies to contact their respective water suppliers for information regarding watering restrictions.
If water usage continues to increase, city officials say they may need to move to tighter restrictions and step up enforcement.
Kyle officials say they have diversified the water supply to provide adequately for the needs of businesses and residents. However, city officials say they need to continue conservation measures as the drought continues to worsen.
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