City officials said due to an increase in outdoor water use, the city has reached 85% of water treatment capacity and is enacting Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency Plan, the release said. During this stage, customers may not water their lawns between the hours of noon and 7 p.m., according to the release.
The city asks customers to reduce their irrigation run time by 10%, or by 1 minute per 10 minutes of watering, the release said. Officials also recommend customers only water on scheduled days based on their address, not during the hottest hours of the day and never on Mondays, it said.
Officials said Stage 2 of the DCP is triggered when water use reaches 90% of capacity. If water use continues to increase, further watering restrictions will be enacted, the release said.
For more information on the DCP, visit www.gus.georgetown.org/water/drought-information.