GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — Due to an increase in outdoor water use, the City of Georgetown has reached 85% of water treatment capacity and is enacting Stage 1 of its Drought Contingency Plan.
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During Stage 1 DCP, customers may not water their lawns between the hours of noon and 7 p.m.
What can you do to help?
Residents can reduce their irrigation time by 10% or by 1 minute per 10 minutes of watering. A simple way to reduce irrigation runtime is by using the Seasonal Adjust feature on your irrigation controller, which allows you to decrease the irrigation time by a specified percentage.
Other ways to help reduce water use include:
- only watering on your scheduled days based on your address
- not watering during the hottest hours of the day
- never watering on Mondays
Stage 2 of DCP is triggered when water use reaches 90% of capacity. If water continues to increase, further watering restrictions will be enacted.
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