Leander water customers are asked to limit outdoor irrigation to just once a week and either before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m. to avoid peak hours, according to a notice from the city.
The city issued the following watering schedule:
- Monday: no watering
- Tuesday: commercial and multifamily
- Wednesday: no watering
- Thursday: even-numbered residential addresses
- Friday: no watering
- Saturday: odd-numbered residential addresses
- Sunday: no watering
“Greater peak water demands continue to put a stress on our system,” the notice said. “Although Leander water remains in good supply, these conservation measures are needed to sustain a successful distribution of water to all customers.”
Using water to wash vehicles is prohibited except at businesses offering car wash services.
The city was under a boil-water notice from July 18-23 when a power outage and high water use caused a drop in water pressure, according to the city. It affected more than 20,000 customers, according to the city.
In October, the city issued a Water Conservation Plan outlining current and future water demands. It lists four stages of water conservation.
According to the plan, Stage 4 is the most severe water restriction measure and is enacted when “major water line breaks or pump system failures that cause substantial loss of ability to provide water service; the total daily water demand equals or exceeds 100% of the total operation system treatment capacity; pumping hours per day of 24 hours; natural or man-made contamination of the water supply source; or when the [Lower Colorado River Authority] general manager or board declares a water supply emergency.”