The city of Georgetown has limited residential lawn irrigation to one day a week starting June 28, according to a release.

This limit includes irrigation systems as well as hose-end sprinklers.

According to a press release, the city’s water treatment plants has exceeded 90% of capacity on multiple days for the past two weeks, triggering the need to move to Stage 2 of the drought plan.

During the summer months, 75% of the water produced each day by water treatment plants is used for lawn and landscape irrigation, according to the release.

“Given the high water use we have seen in the past few weeks, enacting the one-day watering schedule ensures we have enough water to meet our primary goals to provide water for domestic use inside the home and for fire flow,” Director of Water Utilities Chelsea Solomon said in the release. “Once we have had multiple days of use exceeding 90% capacity of our water plants, restricting outdoor water use to once per week is how we ensure in the Drought Contingency Plan that we have water to meet the demands of essential indoor uses and fire suppression.”

The weekly irrigation schedule is based on the last digit of the street address.

Watering with an irrigation system in Georgetown is not permitted from noon to 7 p.m. on any day. Watering with a handheld hose or bucket can be done any day and at any time. Washing a vehicle is only permitted at a commercial car wash.

The city of Georgetown is providing a one-week allowance for water customers to adjust their irrigation systems to comply with this schedule before issuing citations. After the one-week grace period, violations of the irrigation schedule may result in administrative charges on customer bills, according to the release.

The watering schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesdays: addresses that end in 1

  • Wednesdays: addresses that end in 2 or 6

  • Thursdays: addresses that end in 0

  • Fridays: addresses that end in 5 or 9

  • Saturdays: addresses that end in 4 or 8

  • Sundays: addressed that end in 3 or 7

  • Mondays: no watering

Read more about Georgetown's drought plan at