New water-use limits not enough: Georgetown nears Stage 2 of restrictions three days after entering Stage 1

This graphic by the city requests residents use seasonal adjust. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
This graphic by the city requests residents use seasonal adjust. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

This graphic by the city requests residents use seasonal adjust. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

Despite entering Stage 1 of the drought plan July 14, Georgetown has hit 90% water plant capacity two days in a row this week.

"If we stay above 90% plant capacity [for three consecutive days], then we go into Stage 2 of the drought plan," Communications Manager Keith Hutchinson said.

Stage 2 limits watering to one day per week.

In order to avoid entering into Stage 2, the city recommends people
adjust their irrigation controllers down by 10%.

"They can use the seasonal adjust setting on their controller to reduce their zone run times to 90%," Hutchinson said.


Instructional videos are available here.

Officials also said residents should make sure they are only watering on their scheduled days based on address, not watering from noon-7 p.m. and never watering on Mondays.

By Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019, and in addition, editor of Leander-Cedar Park in August 2020.


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