Water Conservation

8 Jun

The drought  is certainly here in our area with afternoon temperatures in the high 90’s or even 102 the other day. Following the winter freezes which killed or weakened a lot of trees, the die off is getting worse.  Home vegetable gardens aren’t doing near as well as usual and some plants despite careful mulching and watering just can’t take it.  My chickens and turkeys spend most of the day sprawled out under bushes, moving as little as possible. One turkey hen likes to stand in a water dish – – guess their feet get hot too. Please remember animals not only need fresh water but cool water.  Put water bowls in the shade and change at least once a day. A bowl in the sun can mean water getting to the air temperature.

Watering in the evening conserves the most water and gives plants a chance to really benefit. After 10am a great deal of water evaporates and plants and grass burned.  Common sense watering will save you money, time and plants. Deep watering every few days generally  is a lot better for your yard than frequent short watering.

Water restrictions are here or coming.

Jonah Water is in Stage 2.

The following water use restrictions shall apply to all persons: Water customers requested to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes.

Watering Schedule:

-Street address ending in an even number (0,2,4,6 or 8)
Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

-Street address ending in an odd number (1,3,5,7 or 9)
Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted at anytime if by means of a handheld hose, faucet-filled bucket or drip irrigation system.

Watering between 8pm and 10am only.

Manville Water – Stage 1

All customers must follow the schedule below for watering outside.

Residential Watering schedule;

Odd addresses -Weds. &/or Sat.

Even addresses – Thurs. &/or Sun.

Commercial & Multifamily Watering schedule;

All addresses – Tues. & or Friday

No operation of irrigation systems or hose-end sprinklers between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Hand watering is allowed anytime.

City of Hutto

There currently are no restrictions but a request to use common sense in water usage.


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