JUST IN: West Travis County Public Utility Agency announces Stage 4 Emergency Water Conservation Measures

Flooding has made it necessary for Austin and some surrounding communities to enforce water-conservation measures.

Flooding has made it necessary for Austin and some surrounding communities to enforce water-conservation measures.

Due to high water levels and associated turbidity in Lake Austin from recent continuous heavy rains, West Travis County Public Utility Agency announced Wednesday morning an immediate implementation of Stage 4 Emergency Water Conservation Measures.

Customers are required to eliminate non-essential water use. This includes:

  • Irrigation of landscaped areas is prohibited

  • Irrigation of golf course greens, tees and fairways is prohibited unless the golf course uses an alternative water supply source, such as reclaimed water, rainwater or gray water

  • Use of water from fire hydrants is limited to firefighting and activities necessary to maintain public health, safety and welfare

  • No applications for new, additional, expanded or larger water service connections, meters, service lines, pipeline extensions, mains or water service facilities of any kind will be approved at this time

The measures are in effect until further notice. Additional restrictions may be added as needed, according to the agency's news release.

The West Travis County Public Utility Agency is a publicly owned water and wastewater utility company that serves Western Travis and northern Hays Counties, according to its website. The agency provides services to approximately 7,700 retail water customers and 2,500 retail wastewater customers.

Customers who have additional questions should call 512-263-0125 or email customerservice@wtcpua.org.
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.


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