Water Restrictions In Effect

Effective June 6, 2022, Wells Branch is under Stage 1 drought response water restrictions.

  • Residential
    • Hose-end Sprinklers – two days per week – midnight to 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight
      • Even address – Thursday, Sunday
      • Odd address – Wednesday, Saturday
    • Automatic Irrigation – one day per week – midnight to 8 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight (Residential customers may also water a second day with a hose-end sprinkler)
      • Even address – Thursday
      • Odd address – Wednesday
  • Commercial / Multi-family / Public Schools
    • Hose-end Sprinklers or Automatic Irrigation – one day per week – midnight to 8 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight
      • Even address – Tuesday
      • Odd address – Friday

Water waste is prohibited and can be enforced at all times.

Examples of Water Waste include:

  • Failure to repair a controllable leak, including:
    • Irrigation systems
    • Plumbing fixtures
    • Pipes
  • Operating a permanently installed irrigation system with:
    • A broken or missing head
    • A head that is out of adjustment where the arc of the spray head is over a street, parking area, or other impervious surface
  • During irrigation:
    • Allowing water to run off a property
    • Allowing water to pond to a depth greater than 1/4″ in a street, parking area or other impervious surface.
    • Exemptions

      The following are allowed at any time on any day of the week:

      • Watering with drip irrigation, a hand-held hose or a refillable container
      • Watering trees with a Treegator®, soaker hose or automatic tree bubbler
      • Watering vegetable gardens with a soaker hose
      • Pressure washing at residences, including sidewalk, driveway, deck, patio, siding, fence, and paved areas

      Water Conservation

      In addition to the current water restrictions, we recommend residents take measures to limit discretionary and non-essential water usage.

      Discretionary and Non-Essential Uses

      • Wash down of any hard-surfaced areas, structures or vehicles
      • Use of water for landscape irrigation
      • Use of water for dust control
      • Use of water in a fountain, pool, or water feature

      If you have any questions, please contact the Crossroads Utility Services at 512-246-1400, or Contact Wells Branch MUD.

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