City of Georgetown asks water utility customers to cut back on water use

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The city of Georgetown has asked Georgetown Utility Systems customers to reduce water use, according to a news release.

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.

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Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.
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