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Stage 3 Water Restrictions

As you each know, Central Texas has had very little rain in recent months and things are extremely dry. The aquifer levels are declining and Crystal Clear Special Utility District (CCSUD) has been notified by the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) that it is a must to immediately reduce its pumpage from the aquifer by at least 35% or face fines or other sanctions.
While CCSUD produces water from a number of sources, the EAA water is a major supply source. CCSUD cannot meet the required EAA pumpage reductions without an overall reduction in our customers’ consumption system-wide. Therefore, CCSUD must declare a Stage 3 Water Rationing Alert. In Stage 3, CCSUD must achieve an overall 35% reduction in total water usage in order to achieve this reduction.
Stage 3 water rationing will go into effect immediately and shall remain in effect until further notice or until:
1. the EAA changes its drought restrictions, or
2. CCSUD gives notice of a change in drought stages or ends water rationing.
The following restrictions apply during Stage 3 rationing:
1. No landscape watering between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
2. No washing of parking lots, driveways, sidewalks or streets unless for health or safety reasons.
3. Swimming pools should be at least 25% covered by evaporation shields when not in use.
4. No car washing at home except on watering days and times and no runoff into street or off property.
5. No use of water for ornamental outdoor fountains unless water is recycled.
6. Landscape watering permitted on no more than one designated day each week, except that water applied by buckets, handheld or soaker hoses or drip-irrigation systems is permitted to maintain shrubs, trees and ornamental plants, but not grass or turf on any day before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m.
A complete copy of CCSUD’s Drought Contingency Plan is available for review at our website crystalclearsud.org. If you believe you have a health or safety reason that would justify an individual customer “good cause” exemption from Stage 3 rationing, you may send a written request to the CCSUD business office. Watering ornamental vegetation or lawns is not considered good cause.
Thank you for your cooperation!