- City of Leander enters Mandatory Stage 3 (Once-a-week) Outdoor Watering -
EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
Due to exceptionally low water levels in Lake Travis, the City of Leander has implemented a mandatory Stage 3 (once-a-week) watering schedule in accordance with the LCRA’s Emergency Order, Water Conservation, and Drought Contingency Plans:
Acceptable Outdoor Watering Days:
Monday: No Watering
Tuesday: Commercial & Multi-Family
Wednesday: Odd Residential Addresses
Thursday: Even Residential Addresses
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: No Watering
Acceptable Outdoor Watering Times:
12 Midnight to 10:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. to 12 Midnight
No watering between 10:00a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
All residents and water customers must adhere to the once-a-week watering
schedule. Hand watering is permitted only with a hand-held positive shutoff
nozzle or bucket. Car washing is permitted at commercial facilities only.
Enforcement: First time offenders will receive a warning letter in the mail.
Repeat (2nd, 3rd, & 4th time) offenders will receive a letter and an Administrative
Fee on their water bill according to the table below:
|1st||Courtesy Warning||Courtesy Warning|
For More Water Conservation Information Contact the Leander Public Works Department at 512-259-2640.
Permanent Water Conservation Measures:
A person may not fail to repair a controllable leak, including a broken sprinkler head, a leaking valve, leaking or broken pipes, or a leaking faucet. Operate a permanently installed irrigation system with a broken head, one that is out of adjustment and the arc of the spray head is over a street or parking lot, or a head that is misting because of high water pressure.
During irrigation, a person may not allow water to run off a property and form a stream of water in a street for a distance of 50 feet or greater, allow water to pond in a street or parking lot to a depth greater than one-quarter of an inch.
There are exceptions to the Once-a-week outdoor watering schedule. These include the following:
(A) Hand watering.
(B) Irrigation of new lawns for a period of thirty days from planting or the date of installation.
(C) Irrigation by commercial gardens of licensed plant nurseries, provided the owner or licensee or his or her representative is personally on the premises at the time watering is taking place.
(D) Irrigation system testing after mowing to identify broken heads, after repairs to flush lines, to property align sprinkler heads, or to locate a reported leak. A test run may not exceed two minutes and the individual conducting the test must be present to observe system performance.
(E) Syringing to cool down hot spots showing visible signs of stress. If syringing is performed by one station, syringing must be performed manually. On large irrigation projects, syringing may be performed by hand-held remote irrigation controllers or computerized central control for no more than three minutes, with the individual running the controllers present and observing the controllers while they are running.
(F) Landscape irrigation audits, where the application rate and efficiency of an irrigation system is being tested by aligning heads and placing cups across the turf area and the amount of water caught in the cups is measured. Testing run times of pop-up spray heads are limited to five minutes. Testing run times of impact and rotor heads are limited to fifteen minutes. The auditor performing the test must be present and must observe sprinkle performance.