Water Conservation

The City of Round Rock has been under mandatory Stage 1 Drought Restrictions since June 2022. Restrictions for Stage 1 establish a maximum of two watering days per week for all Round Rock water customers. This includes residents living in Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) that are wholesale customers of the City of Round Rock (View Round Rock Water Service Area Map).

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 earlier this month. 

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 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

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 may only take place between midnight and 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. to midnight 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).

Resources

Stop by the Utility Billing Office, located in City Hall or the main Utility Services Building at 3400 Sunrise Road, 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

*Quantities are limited and selection does change periodically.

Current News

  • Looking for specific watering advice for your yard? Check out the Water My Yard Program, available free to City of Round Rock residents.
  • Need general help on your lawn or sprinkler system? Check out our “Outdoor Watering” page for advice.
  • Read The Water Spot Blog for more water news, program information, seasonal tips and more!

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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