The City of Kyle entered stage 1 of its water conservation program effective June 16.
The water conservation program is governed by city ordinance No. 569, which provides rules on water use management for residents.
Under Stage 1 of the water conservation rules, residents may water their lawn:
- with a handheld hose with shutoff nozzle or bucket any time during the day or night;
- by a hose and sprinkler, soaker hose or drip irrigation from midnight-10 a.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight on designated outdoor water use day; and
- by a permanently installed automatic irrigation system from midnight-10 a.m. on designated outdoor water use day.
Residents can wash automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, other vehicle or mobile equipment only on designated outdoor water use days, with a handheld hose with a shutoff nozzle or bucket, from midnight-10 a.m. and 7 p.m.-midnight.
In addition, under the city’s drought management plan, residents are required at all times to repair leaks, broken lines, watering fixtures and ensure that irrigation systems are operating in a manner that reduces waste.
The plan also prohibits runoff from property lines to a distance of 50 feet or more, allowing water to pond in a street or parking lot to a depth in excess of 0.25 inches, and watering or irrigating landscape between 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Voluntary irrigation schedules are also in place. Residences with odd-number addresses can water Wednesdays and Saturdays; residences with even-number addresses can water Thursdays or Sundays; and commercial and multifamily can water Tuesdays and Fridays.
For more information, visit the city's website.