City of Liberty Hill restricts water use

Effective immediately, all City of Liberty Hill water customers and members are prohibited from using landscape irrigation systems, automatic sprinkler systems, and hose-end sprinklers at all times. Customers and members can use manually held hoses only during their designated water days and times (no more than once per week).

The following one-day-per-week watering schedule is effective immediately.

Watering is allowed from 12-9 a.m.  and from 7 p.m. until Midnight on your watering day. Absolutely no watering by any method between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Street address’ ending in 0 or 1 may water on Monday. Street address’ ending in 2 or 3 may water on Tuesday. Street address’ ending in 4 or 5 may water on Wednesday. Street address’ ending in 6 or 7 may water on Friday. Street address’ ending in 8 or 9 may water on Saturday.

There is no outside watering on Thursday or Sunday.

The washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, airplanes, and other types of mobile equipment and the filling, refilling, or adding of water to swimming pools and Jacuzzi tubs is prohibited. Charity carwashes are prohibited. Fountains and other ornamental water use devices are also prohibited.

Violators are subject to immediate disconnection of water service, and payment of a $100 penalty and a $30 reconnection fee will be required for reinstatement of service.

Comments

  1. Mark Leatherman says:

    We are just now entering summer. The real heat and demand for water hasn’t really come upon us yet. We will have approximately 4 more months of heat and dry weather (barring a tropical storm or some other significant rain event) and Liberty Hill is already banning outdoor water use?
    I thought Chisholm Trail was providing the water for the new high school. Wait, I’m sorry, they can’t provide water to the customers they already have…..they have been forced to team up with the city of Georgetown to keep up with the demand. They are supplying Cimarron Hills with their water and Cimarron Hills has been under water restrictions for the past 4 out of 6 years!
    What is the reason for the restrictions on LH water so early in the summer? Is there a well down? Is it treatment capacity?
    Why is the announcement not headline news? Why is it buried in the middle of the paper?
    Does the city actually think that the risk of a $100.00 fine and a $30.00 reintatement fee will keep someone from attempting to save a landscape costing thousands?
    What does mismanaged growth and mismanaged resources do for local businesses? More importantly, what long term changes do the city propose? Will it be more of the same? More restrictions?
    Maybe we should have voted a tax hike for a water system to provide water to the citizens of Liberty Hill, not to build a new high school and sports complex which could cripple the existing infrastructure of the community.