The mandate was initially scheduled to be in place until 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 24. In it, residents were asked to reduce water to essential use only. Water uses such as irrigation, washing vehicles, adding water to a pool and industrial uses are permitted once the restrictions lift. However, leaving irrigation systems off and limiting other outdoor uses are still encouraged, officials said.
It also restricted businesses that use a lot of water, including car washes, from operating.
“Lifts at noon to give businesses affected, such as car washes, time to staff and prevent unfair advantage,” city officials said.
At noon, Georgetown Water will be back to normal operations, the city added. All boil water notices for Georgetown Water customers were lifted by 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 22.
“We are so grateful for everyone’s hard work limiting water use the past few days. Our water system recovered much quicker than anticipated, and we have returned to normal operations,” City Manager David Morgan said in a news release. “The water and power outages many of our customers experienced during and after the winter storm last week were extremely challenging on all of us. The strength and goodwill you showed your neighbors and our crews working around the clock truly helped us all get through this.”