City of Kyle enters Stage 1 of water conservation program

The city of Kyle has entered stage 1 of its water conservation program. (John Cox/ Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Kyle has entered Stage 1 of its water conservation program. (John Cox/ Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Kyle has entered Stage 1 of its water conservation program. (John Cox/ Community Impact Newspaper)

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.

By Evelin Garcia
Evelin Garcia covers local government, education, business and development as the reporter of Community Impact Newspaper's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle edition. Evelin is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in international studies.


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