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March 26th, 2009
Kyle to start mandatory watering schedule

STAFF REPORT

KYLE – Anticipating additional pumping restrictions from the city’s water resources, Kyle will be moving to a once per week mandatory watering schedule, effective April 6.

The city will remain at the current stage two mandatory water use management level initiated in June of 2008, meaning additional restrictions will not be put in place at this time. However, city officials said a move to even stricter water use rules could be implemented in the near future, unless the area receives significant rain this spring.

Watering is permitted for each property’s designated day only during the hours before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. Automatic irrigation systems may only operate between midnight and 10 a.m. See the attached chart for specific watering days.

“It is important that residents take this mandatory watering schedule very seriously,” said Kyle City Manager Tom Mattis. “We will make every attempt to encourage people to comply voluntarily. However, we will aggressively enforce our watering restrictions for those residents that fail to follow the watering schedule.”

Violation of this ordinance constitutes a misdemeanor offense carrying a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $2,000.00 for each day of the violation. The restrictions are mandatory for all City of Kyle water Customers. Kyle residents getting water from other companies should contact their water suppliers for information regarding watering restrictions.

Addresses with house numbers ending in 1 or 2 are allowed to water on Mondays, those ending in 3 or 4 water on Tuesday, those ending in 5 or 6 water on Wednesday, those ending in 7 or 8 water on Thursday and those ending in 9 or 0 water on Friday.

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