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Kyle amends Stage 2 water scheduling

Here's a look at the current usage rules for Kyle water customers.

KYLE, Texas — The City of Kyle announced on Wednesday, July 20, said that it was amending the second stage of its drought contingency plan and asked residents to conserve water to avoid further restrictions. 

As of Aug. 18, Kyle is again making some adjustments to allow residential and commercial customers to water by sprinkler, soaker hose, drip irrigation or automatic irrigation system from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on their designated water use day.

"We are adjusting our irrigation times to match when our residents are home and can better monitor and limit their water use," Acting City Manager Jerry Hendrix said. "It is very important that all residents do their part to abide by these revised watering rules and to continue to conserve and reduce water use as much as possible during this drought."

The City provided the following rules:

Customers may water (irrigate): 

  • By hose and sprinkler, a soaker hose, drip irrigation, or automatic irrigation system from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. on their designated outdoor water use day.
  • By handheld hose, or handheld watering can from 7 p.m.-10 a.m. on any day. Any time a handheld hose is used, the hose must have a positive shut-off nozzle connected to the emitting end.

Revised Water (Irrigation) Schedule: 

  • Residential Odd-Numbered Addresses: Wednesdays from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.
  • Residential Even-Numbered Addresses: Thursdays from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.
  • Commercial & Multi-Family: Friday from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Washing automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, or other vehicles or mobile equipment: 

  • Only from 7 p.m.-10 a.m. on the customer's designated water use day.
  • Washing must be done with a handheld bucket or handheld hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle.

Items and actions, which are prohibited during this stage of drought management: 

  • Using automatic fill valve to add water to an outdoor swimming or wading pool or pond.
  • Charity car washes.
  • Washing sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, streets, patios or other paved areas except to alleviate an immediate health or safety hazard.
  • Installation of new landscapes.
  • No new pools will be permitted to open at this time. But existing pools may stay open.

At all times our drought management plan: 

  • Requires customers to repair leaks, broken lines, watering fixtures, and to ensure that irrigation systems are operated in a manner which reduces waste.
  • Prohibits run-off from property line to a distance of 50 feet or more.
  • Prohibits allowing water to pond in a street or parking lot to a depth in excess of 0.25 inches.
  • Prohibits watering or irrigating landscape between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The City said those who don't comply with the drought contingency plan could face a fine of maximum $2,000 and minimum $50 per violation.

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