Pflugerville under Stage 3 water restrictions beginning Sept. 13

The city of Pflugerville announced it will enforce Stage 3 water restrictions beginning Sept. 13 at 10 a.m., in a Sept. 10 news release.

“Due to evaporation, hot temperatures and lack of rainfall, we need residents to conserve water immediately to decrease our average daily usage at the water plant,” Public Works Director Suzette Robinson said in the release. “Water demand is exceeding what we are able to process. Our plant has exceeded 90% capacity, and Pflugerville water customers must conserve now to avoid future water rationing.”

The city saw a 17.44% increase in water usage between August 2018 and August 2019, with an uptick from 247 million gallons to 290 million, according to the release. Per the guidelines outlined in Stage 3 water restrictions, all water customers are required to abide by a once a week watering schedule in accordance with the last digit of their house address.

The watering schedule is listed below:

• Addresses ending in 0 or 1 may water on Mondays before 10 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight.

• Addresses ending in 2 or 3 may water on Tuesdays before 10 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight.

• Addresses ending in 4 or 5 may water on Wednesdays before 10 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight.

• Addresses ending in 6 or 7 may water on Thursdays before 10 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight.

• Addresses ending in 8 or 9 may water on Fridays before 10 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight.

• No watering allowed on Saturday or Sunday.

Hand watering is permitted any weekday, regardless of one's home address, per the release. Residents who opt into hand watering can use a hand-held positive shutoff nozzle or up to a five-gallon bucket both before 10 a.m. or between 7 p.m. and midnight. Car washes are only permitted at commercial businesses.

The city has implemented a four-tier enforcement system, issuing warnings to water customers before administering violation fees. A third violation will warrant a $100 administrative fee added to one's water bill, while a final notice results in the disconnection of the resident's water and a $50 reconnect fee to be paid before the water line is reconnected, per the release.

Water saving tips are available at www.pfreshwater.com.
SHARE THIS STORY
By Kelsey Thompson

Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


MOST RECENT

the globe drive-in hutto
The Globe Drive-In movie theater to begin screening cult classics, family-friendly films in Hutto

The Globe Drive-In will feature fan favorite titles, such as "Back to the Future," "The Princess Bride" and "La La Land," during its winter season, running through Feb. 29.

A demographer told trustees Jan. 16 that PfISD could realistically add 3,400 students in the next five years. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Demographer projects explosive growth in Pflugerville ISD's eastern edges

PfISD is experiencing near-record growth in student enrollment in the current school year, a demographer told trustees Jan. 16.

Hutto City Council finalized its independent, third-party investigation into the city manager's office at its Jan. 16 meeting. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto City Council votes to finalize independent, third-party investigative report into city manager's office

Hutto City Council finalized the independent, third-party investigation into the city manager's office at its Jan. 16 meeting.

pencils and pens resting on a stack of spiral notebooks fotolia stock image
DATA: Round Rock ISD annual report highlights increasing student diversity, low dropout rates

Among the findings: State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, test scores that outpace the region and the state.

zanjero park water
Travis County commissioners pursue easement to bring water to Las Lomitas subdivision

Travis County commissioners are working to address colonias—unincorporated areas in the county that lack basic utilities.

Austin Public Health is investigating a confirmed rubella case, the first case of the contagious viral infection in Travis County since 1999. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Austin Public Health confirms city’s first rubella case since 1999

Austin Public Health is investigating a confirmed rubella case, the first case of the contagious viral infection in Travis County since 1999.

Travis County commissioners will receive preliminary estimates for a new peace officer step pay scale at their Jan. 28 meeting. (Courtesy Travis County Sheriff's Office)
Travis County commissioners consider revisions to peace office pay

Travis County commissioners are considering options that will revise the pay scale for peace officers, including law enforcement, corrections and park rangers.

(Courtesy Hotworx)
Infrared fitness studio Hotworx to open a Round Rock location

The studio offers a 24-hour virtually instructed exercise program that uses infrared saunas.

Stockade Kitchen will offer American comfort food dishes in a fast-casual restaurant environment, according to restaurant staff. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Stockade Kitchen, an American comfort food restaurant, coming to Hutto

Stockade Kitchen marks a new restaurant concept for Stockade Companies, serving up American comfort food in a fast-casual setting.

Round Rock ISD is among four Texas school districts awarded the Caudill Award, recognized for its Nature to Neighborhood Studio at Laurel Mountain Elementary School. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)
Round Rock ISD awarded in school architecture competition

Round Rock ISD is among four Texas school districts awarded the Caudill Award, the highest honor in the annual Exhibit of School Architecture competition.

Texas oil and gas industry could see a major slowdown in 2020

The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday.

Pflugerville City Council addressed next steps at its. Jan. 14 work session following its Jan. 10 Tier 2 violation from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
DCS Engineering: coding error responsible for Pflugerville water treatment violation

Pflugerville City Council discussed its next steps in addressing its Jan. 10 water treatment violation from the Texas Commission on Enviornmental Quality.

Back to top