What is happening? What are Cedar Park's restrictions?

The leak that was recently discovered in the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) underwater intake line has grown significantly and we must reduce strain on the system by reducing water usage during the repair.  Cedar Park has implemented temporary water restrictions specific to irrigation uses – as lawn irrigation is our largest source of water use. Effective Friday, September 9, only handheld hose-with-water-shutoff sprayer-watering, soaker hoses and drip irrigation are allowed.  All other forms of irrigation are prohibited: including irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers. This applies to all Cedar Park residential and commercial water customers.  No other outdoor water uses are affected at this time. 

UPDATE 9/27/22:

  • Crews are continuing to work around-the-clock on the underwater repairs
  • Everything’s going as-planned, with estimated completion date still on track for Oct. 4
  • we thank you for continuing to not use irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers during this repair
  • Reminder: handheld hose-watering with water shutoff sprayer, drip irrigation and soaker hose-watering are allowed during this repair 
  • The City of Cedar Park will continue sharing updates on repair progress

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1. What is happening? What are Cedar Park's restrictions?
2. In addition to the prohibition on outdoor irrigation / sprinkler use, are any other activities restricted at this time?
3. Is the change due to the drought or residential / commercial growth?
4. How will I know when I can resume normal water use?
5. Have HOAs and HOA property managers been notified of these restrictions?
6. Is the City turning off its irrigation and not using hose-end sprinklers for watering?
7. Does The City Of Cedar Park Water Treatment Plant Have Enough Capacity To Meet Demand?
8. Why is it taking so long to repair the line?
9. What is Cedar Park's water source? Where does Cedar Park get its water?
10. How is this being enforced? What are the penalties?
11. How do I report an outdoor water usage violation?
12. Why are Cedar Park's restrictions different from other cities?
13. I live in another member city of the BCRUA. Does this information apply to me?