Georgetown Water Services

Watering Schedule Returns to Normal Limits

Outdoor watering limits in Georgetown are returning to normal for the first time in 19 months due to recent rains. On May 28, 2015 the Brazos River Authority lifted drought declarations for all lakes and reservoirs in the Brazos River basin, including Lake Georgetown and Stillhouse Hollow Lake. As a result, the City of Georgetown is exiting the city’s Drought Contingency Plan.

Rains over the Memorial Day weekend raised the level of Lake Georgetown 20 feet to 800 feet, which is nine feet above the full level. Stillhouse Hollow Lake, which is another source of water for the city, is at the full level, having risen 10 feet since May 24.

Effective May 29, 2015, the watering limit for Georgetown customers returns to three times each week, according to the odd-even schedule outlined below. The City of Round Rock and Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District, each of which draw water from Lake Georgetown, also are returning to normal watering schedules.

While drought contingency restrictions have been lifted, water conservation is strongly encouraged. Based on historical patterns, drought conditions will likely re-emerge in the future and could persist for some time.

Normal Watering Schedule

Water no more than three times each week, and follow this schedule for irrigation systems and sprinklers, based on the last digit of your address number:

Odd addresses may irrigate on
Tuesday and/or Thursday and/or Saturday

Even addresses may irrigate on
Wednesday and/or Friday and/or Sunday

Watering with a sprinkler or irrigation system is not permitted any time on Monday. Violations of these restrictions may result in fines.

Watering with a hand-held hose or bucket or using drip irrigation can be done any day and any time of day. Washing a vehicle can be done any day at any time.

For water conservation tips, to see aquifer and lake levels, read the Water Quality Report, or find out about City water utility projects, see the links at the left.

For assistance in programming your irrigation controller, call Customer Care at (512) 930-3640, or email gus@georgetown.org.

If you need to request a variance, please visit this page.

Recommended

Watering with a sprinkler or irrigation system is not recommended during the day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The City encourages customers to set the start time for automatic irrigation controllers based on the last digit of the customer address as follows:

Last digit of street address: Start time:
0 or 8 12 a.m.
1 or 9 1 a.m.
2 2 a.m.
3 3 a.m.
4 4 a.m.
5 5 a.m.
6 6 a.m.
7 7 a.m.

These start times are only for customers with automatic irrigation controllers. Residents and business owners with movable sprinklers do not have to follow the irrigation start times, but should follow the mandatory rules for watering days, and avoid watering any time on Monday.

Water Rates

For a detailed description of water rates and tiers, please visit https://customercare.georgetown.org/rates/.

Chisholm Trail Regionalization Feasibility Study

A consolidation study commissioned through Interlocal Agreements between the City Council and the CTSUD Board of Directors in February 2012, engaging three consultant firms for performing an evaluation of the request.  The results of the study are contained within this Final Report document “City of Georgetown & Chisholm Trail Special Utility District Consolidation Feasibility Study”.  Read more…

Sign up for AquaAlerts

The Aqua Messenger program allows water utility customers to receive Aqua Alert emails each month at up to three water consumption levels. The trigger points are set by the customer and can be changed at any time. For example, Alerts can be sent at thresholds of 10,000, 15,000, and 20,000 gallons per month.  Sign up by calling Customer Care at (512) 930-3640, or go to the online AquaMessenger Sign-up Page.  You may also fill out the form, print it and mail the form to:  Customer Care, 300-1 Industrial Avenue, Georgetown, TX, 78626.

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