Cedar Park residents can now water their yards two days a week following recent rain, which increased the levels of Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan.

City officials announced the return to Stage 2 of Cedar Park’s drought contingency plan on June 11.

Zooming in

According to a June 11 news release, recent rains have improved the combined storage of lakes Travis and Buchanan to more than 1.1 million acre-feet, which allows the city to move back to a two-day-a-week outdoor watering schedule.

However, officials still emphasized the importance of using water wisely.

The following outdoor watering schedule is enforced under Stage 2 of Cedar Park’s drought contingency plan:
  • Odd-numbered residential addresses water on Wednesdays and/or Saturdays
  • Even-numbered residential addresses water on Thursdays and/or Sundays
  • All commercial addresses, including apartments and homeowners association-managed property addresses, water on Tuesdays and/or Fridays
Cedar Park water customers are limited to watering before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m on their designated days, per the release.

Looking ahead

According to the release, additional water conservation measures will be enforced should the combined level of lakes Buchanan and Travis drop below 900,000 acre-feet.

In the event this happens, Cedar Park could move back to Stage 3—a one-day-per-week outdoor watering schedule—to reduce overall water consumption.

For more information on Cedar Park’s water conservation measures, visit www.cedarparktexas.gov.