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Hutto moves to Stage 3 water restrictions

Hutto is among a growing list of Central Texas cities enacting restrictions amid an ongoing drought.

HUTTO, Texas — Editor's note: The above video was published on July 15, when Hutto announced Stage 2 water restrictions.

As drought conditions continue across Central Texas, the City of Hutto is moving into Stage 3 water restrictions. The City previously announced a move to Stage 2 restrictions on July 15.

The Stage 3 restrictions are effective immediately starting on July 29. The restrictions apply to City water customers, including residential, commercial, industrial and institutional.

The City said the main differences between Stage 2 and Stage 3 rules are that hose-end sprinklers can no longer be used and hand-held watering outdoors is now limited to designated days. 

The allowable watering hours for Stage 3 are as follows:

  • Sundays and Thursdays: Only on these days can customers with addresses ending in an even number water outdoors between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. and midnight.
  • Saturdays and Wednesdays: Only on these days can customers with addresses ending in an odd number water outdoors between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. and midnight. 

The following outdoor watering activities can only occur before 6 a.m. or after 8 p.m. on designated days, according to the City:

  • Use of automated irrigation systems
  • Watering by hand-held hose, drip irrigation, or faucet-filled bucket or watering can
  • Filling of swimming pools
  • Washing of vehicles (Commercial carwash facilities are exempt if they use a water recycling system)

For more information on further restrictions, click here.

The cities of Buda, Kyle, Georgetown, Round Rock and Austin have all also announced similar restrictions due to the ongoing drought.


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