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Water Conservation - City of Round Rock

Water Conservation

Spring 2024 – the City of Round Rock remains under Stage 1 Drought Restrictions. 

 
The City’s Drought Restrictions apply to all Round Rock water customers, which includes residents living in Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) in Round Rock’s Water Service Area.

  • Stage 1 – Outdoor watering is allowed on TWO designated days and must occur before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m. See schedule, full restrictions, and more here.
  • Stage 2 – Outdoor watering is allowed on ONE designated day and must occur before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m.
  • Stage 3 – Only hand-held watering allowed.

Conservation Dashboard

The City of Round Rock has launched a new online dashboard that allows the community to see how their conservation efforts are contributing to regional water-saving goals and inform City leaders of whether more restrictions are required to meet those goals. 

This initiative comes in response to the call from the City’s raw water providers, urging residents to reduce water consumption amidst ongoing dry conditions. The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), which provides raw water from Lake Travis to the City of Round Rock and other nearby cities, has asked Round Rock to cut back water use by 10%-20% and implement mandatory water restrictions. Similarly, the Brazos River Authority enacted a Stage 2 Drought Warning for lakes Georgetown and Stillhouse Hollow in August 2023. 

Round Rock water customers need to achieve at least a 10% reduction in overall usage from our peak demand of approximately 38 million gallons per day (MGD).

This means Round Rock’s daily water usage needs to drop below 34 MGD

Round Rock water customers need to achieve at least a 10% reduction in average water usage of approximately 19.75 million gallons per day (MGD).

This means Round Rock’s daily water usage needs to drop below 17.78 MGD

Current 7-day average

(in millions of gallons per day)

Round Rock Total Water Consumption Per Day

Lake Levels for Round Rock's Main Sources of Water

Lakes Travis and Buchanan (LCRA)

Lakes Georgetown and Stillhouse Hollow (BRA)

Round Rock receives water from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) from Lake Travis and from the Brazos River Authority (BRA) from Lakes Georgetown and Stillhouse Hollow. These water providers have their own drought restriction stages based on lake levels. Learn more

Outdoor Watering Schedule

Under ongoing Stage 1 Drought Restrictions, Round Rock customers (including MUD residents) may water up to a maximum of two days per week based on the last digit of your house number. Watering is allowed before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m. on your designated days.

Outdoor Watering Schedule

Address Ends inStage 1 – Watering DaysStage 2 – Watering Day
0Monday / ThursdayThursday
1Wednesday / SaturdayWednesday
2Tuesday / FridayTuesday
3Monday / ThursdayMonday
4 or 8Sunday / ThursdaySunday
5 or 9Wednesday / SaturdaySaturday
6 or 7Tuesday / FridayFriday

Drip lines and soaker hoses are NOT EXEMPT from the water restrictions.
• Hand-watering is allowed at any time, as hand-watering as a more effective use of water over automatic irrigation systems.

Report Water Waste or Watering Violations

Water waste is always prohibited. To report water waste or watering violations during drought restrictions, please click the button below or call 512-671-2872. All complaints are kept confidential.

  • Water running down a street or other impervious surface
  • Failure to repair a controllable leak on the property
  • Watering with an automatic irrigation system or hose end sprinkler between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Drought restriction violations*
    • *Sports fields that are in use are exempt from restrictions for safety reasons (such as at schools, Old Settlers Park soccer, baseball, and softball fields, YMCA sports fields, and the Clay Madsen soccer fields).
    • *Watering by hand, holding a garden hose, IS permitted at any time of day.

Current News

  • Have your irrigation system inspected by a State Licensed Irrigator before turning them on for the season and then apply for the Smart Irrigation rebate!
  • The City’s customer water portal, MyMeter, now has water consumption data –weekly, daily, and hourly use– and the ability to sign up for alerts (think leaks)! 
  • Read The Water Spot Blog for more water news, program information, & seasonal tips!
  • Rebates do have funds and are available.

Resources

Stop by the Utility Billing Office or the Utilities and Environmental Services Building for free water resources. Free items may include*:

  • Dye tablets to check toilets for leaks
  • Bathroom faucet aerators
  • Plumber’s tape to fix leaking showerheads and faucets
  • Rain gauges
  • Garden hose timers
  • Publications on rainwater collection, native landscaping, and irrigation system maintenance
  • Plumber’s Handbook for easy plumbing repairs to make around the house
  • Request to have a toilet leak detection kit mailed to you, free of charge

*Quantities are limited and selection does change periodically.

City Water Ordinances

Interested in reading the City’s water ordinances?  Find them at the following links:

Water Conservation

3400 Sunrise Road
Round Rock, Texas 78665
Phone: 512-671-2872
Fax: 512-255-6911
Email: jwoods@roundrocktexas.gov

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