Buda to move to Stage 2 drought restrictions Monday


The city of Buda announced Friday that it will move to Stage 2 water restrictions beginning Monday.

Starting Monday, outdoor irrigation with automatic and hand hose end sprinkler systems, handheld hoses or buckets, or drip irrigation systems will not be allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and only on two days a week depending on address. Odd-numbered residential homes may water Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, and even-numbered addresses Thursdays and/or Sundays. Commercial, mixed-use and multifamily dwellings are permitted Tuesdays and/or Fridays.

It is recommended that watering be limited to one of those two days.

Irrigation of vegetable gardens and protected trees is allowed any day, but not between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Noncommercial vehicle washing is allowed on the designated watering day using a handheld bucket or a handheld hose equipped with a positive shutoff device. Vehicle washing is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The filling of new swimming pools using municipal water is prohibited. Pool surfaces shall be covered at least 25 percent when not in use.

Anyone who violates the ordinance could be fined between $100 and $500 and be subject to utility surcharges, the city said in a news release.

To report a violation, email codeenforcement@ci.buda.tx.us. More information can be found at ci.buda.tx.us/waterconservation.



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