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Water Conservation/Restrictions

Drought restrictions effective April 17th, 2022

 

Current Water Restrictions: 

  • Waste of water is prohibited. Waste includes allowing water to puddle or run off a property, operating a sprinkler system with broken or misaligned heads, and failing to repair leaks.
  • Irrigation with hose-end sprinklers is allowed only one day per week on the designated weekday before 10 a.m. or after 8 p.m.  
  • Irrigation with automatic sprinkler irrigation systems is allowed only one day per week, from 8:00 p.m. on the designated weekday to 8:00 a.m. on the following day.
  • Irrigation with soaker hose and drip irrigation system is allowed on any day before 10 a.m. or after 8 p.m.
  • Irrigation with hand-held bucket or hand-held hose is allowed on any day and at any time.
  • Irrigation of plants in inventory at commercial nurseries is allowed on any day and at any time.
  • Irrigation of vegetable gardens using hand-held bucket, hand-held hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation is allowed on any day and at any time. 
  • Charity car washes are prohibited unless held at a commercial car wash. 
  • Non-commercial vehicle washing is is allowed one day per week and must be done using a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff device.
  • Commercial vehicle washing is allowed on any day and at any time.
  • Swimming pools located outdoors should be covered when not in use to minimize evaporative losses.
  • Filling of new aesthetic water features is prohibited. 
  • Washing of impervious surfaces is allowed only one day per week. 
  • Foundation watering using drip system, soaker hose or hand-held hose is allowed only one day per week.  
  • Other non-essential water uses are allowed but all reasonable measures shall be taken to limit the use. 

 

Use of Irrigation systems is allowed and cycles may be adjusted for this change in water restrictions (refer to the University's Irrigation Conservation Plan).  Please contact Nathan Lawrence, Director of Grounds Operations at 512-245-7846, nl12@txstate.edu.  If you have any questions about irrigation restrictions.

Please direct all other questions regarding water restrictions to Brian McKay, Director of Facilities Management at 512-245-2810, b_m212@txstate.edu.


Consolidated Landscape/Turf Irrigation and Management Program

The Consolidated Landscape/Turf Irrigation and Management Program documents the practices implemented by multiple University departments responsible for maintaining the aesthetics, safety, and playability of the University‚Äôs landscape and sports fields. View plan. For more information about Sustainability, please visit the Sustainability site.

 

For more information on water conservation strategies please visit the Sustainability Water Conservation Strategies Site.