Llano goes to Stage 4 water restrictions due to low river flow

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LLANO, Texas (KXAN) — People who live in Llano are being asked to conserve water as the city implements Stage 4 water restrictions due to the Llano River’s low flow.

The city gets its water from the Llano River and serves approximately 3,325 customers. 

The average daily discharge of the Llano River is currently around 10 cubic feet person second (cfs). Stage 4 is triggered when the 7-day moving average daily discharge of the river is equal or less than 10 cfs. 

“Due to continuing drought conditions and extremely low flow of the Llano river, the City of Llano is moving to Stage 4 of the drought contingency plan,” says Llano City Manager Scott Edmonson.

The last time the city implemented Stage 4 water restrictions was in 2011.

Earlier this month, the city revised its water conservation and drought contingency plan to address long-term reductions in overall water demands and to have a plan in place to deal with emergency water demand situations. 

Due to the biological growth associated with low water flow, people should not swim in the Llano River at Robinson Lake and Town Lake in Badu Park. 

What’s Not Allowed in Stage 4

  • Using water to wash vehicles, motorcycles, boats, trailers, or other vehicle is prohibited
  • No filling or refilling of pools or hot tubs
  • No application for new water service connections, meters, service lines
  • Sprinkler systems are prohibited; citizens may water with hose-end sprinklers on their allowed day

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