Water Conservation updates
August 13, 2015: City Council has approved easing restrictions on carwashing and decorative water features. Click here for updated news release..
June 22, 2015: Even though the recent rainfall has helped increase water levels in the lakes, our lake levels are still at risk. Click here for more information.
Free irrigation system audits: The W.I.S.E. Guys residential program is a conservation service that is being offered to Cedar Park citizens. Click here for more information.
Please note that watering times are before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. on your designated watering day. For example, if your watering day is Wednesday, you may water from 12:01 a.m.– 10 a.m. and from 7 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday. Any watering conducted outside of these times could result in a fine assessed to your utility bill.
Due to sustained low lake levels, the City of Cedar Park entered Stage 3 Once-a-Week Watering Restrictions on August 1, 2013. Please bookmark this page, as pertinent information will be updated here regularly.
What does this mean?
As of August 1, 2013, Cedar Park is under Stage 3 watering restrictions, which limits outdoor irrigation with sprinklers to once per week before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m.. The mandatory schedule is as follows:
Stage 3 Schedule for Outdoor Watering Using Sprinklers
Water customers east of Lakeline Boulevard:
If you are a commercial customer, you may water on Friday before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m..
If you are a residential customer with an "odd" numbered address, you may water on Saturday before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m..
If you are a residential customer with an "even" numbered address, you may water on Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m.
Water Customers west of Lakeline Boulevard and customers in Blockhouse Creek:
If you are a commercial customer, you may water on Tuesday before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m..
If you are a residential customer with an "odd" numbered address, you may water on Wednesday before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m.
If you are a residential customer with an "even" numbered address, you may water on Thursday before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m.
There are many other outdoor water practices that are affected by Stage 3 Watering Restrictions. Please review what is allowed and is not allowed during Stage 3:
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The City of Cedar Park is entering Stage 3 Watering Restrictions, effective August 1, 2013. The City understands this is a new way of using water outdoors. Staff is available to assist you with questions regarding the Stage 3 Watering Schedule. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to call 512-401-5308 or email email@example.com.
Need to Report Water Waste?
If you'd like to report water waste in our community, please call the anonymous Water Conservation Hotline at 512.401.5308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the alleged water violator.
Only designated City Staff may issue citations for water waste. However, when waste is reported from the community, the alleged water violator will receive an educational postcard in the mail informing them of the watering schedule and that water waste has been reported on the property. If an alleged water violator continues to waste water, City Staff will begin additional patrol in the area until the issue is resolved.
Information about Temporary Water Rate Adjustment
Once Lake Travis’ water levels decline to 618 feet, the LCRA will require the City to reduce its water consumption by 20%, which will impact the City’s Utility Fund. Many of the infrastructure costs in the Utility Fund, for example, costs associated with operating the City’s operating the water intake plant, are fixed and not elastic to reduced consumption. Because of this, the City is preparing for a $2 million revenue impact to the Utility Fund. To help offset this impact, residential and commercial water customers see a temporary water rate adjustment of 9% on their billing statements. For the average homeowner, this means an adjustment of about $3.81 per month. Once the City leaves Stage 3, the temporary water rate adjustment will be discontinued.