Current Drought Stage:
Year-Around Watering Schedule
Effective June 1, 2019, landscape watering using in-ground or above-ground sprinkler systems will be limited to two days per week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The last digit of your address will determine your new watering schedule. This schedule will be in effect unless further water restrictions are announced.
Year-Round Watering Schedule
Sprinkler Irrigation is allowed from 7:00am – 10:00am OR 7:00pm – 10:00pm
|Last Digit of Street Address||Designated Day|
|0, 2, 4, 6, 8||Monday & Thursday|
|1, 3, 5, 7, 9||Tuesday & Friday|
|No address||Monday & Friday|
The purpose of the CLWSC Drought Management Plan is to provide a strategy for the conservation of available water resources with an emphasis on maintaining available water supplies for the health and safety of the public. The Plan is structured to facilitate CLWSC’s ability to provide continuous and adequate service to our retail, bulk, and wholesale water customers in accordance with the requirements established by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) during emergency or drought conditions.
Stop-Sod Registry List
If you are a builder, developer, or vendor and would like to receive notifications directly regarding emergency and/or drought-induced watering restrictions that may impact the establishment of sod or new landscapes please provide the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: Name, Company, Email
If you do not provide this information notices about restrictions will only be sent to the contact information listed on the address’ account i.e. only the person receiving the water bill for a given address will be notified.
Levels of Restriction By Stage
Drought Stage implementation is determined by threshold levels of consumption or supply, the level of Canyon Lake, or any combination of these.
Stage 1 – Mild Conditions
The watering schedule for Stage 1 is the same as the year-round watering schedule. Variance requests will not be approved. Bulk water and wholesale water customers may be asked to voluntarily reduce water use.
Stage 2 – Moderate Conditions
All landscape watering for residential and commercial properties irrigation with a sprinkler or irrigation system is reduced to once a week according to the following schedule
Stage 2 Watering Schedule
Sprinkler Irrigation is allowed from 7:00am – 10:00am and 7:00pm – 10:00pm
|Last Digit of Street Address||Designated Day|
|0, 2, 4||Monday|
|5, 7, 9||Friday|
Stage 3 – Severe Conditions
All landscape watering for residential and commercial properties irrigation with a sprinkler or irrigation system is reduced to every other week beginning the second Monday of the month after Stage 3 conditions have been declared using the Stage 2 time and day schedule.
Stage 4 – Emergency Conditions
All outside water use is prohibited, except for uses necessary to sustain livestock. The President will assess the severity of the problem and identify the actions needed and the time required to solve the problem. Customers and necessary officials will be notified of appropriate actions regarding the problem in question.
Reporting Water Restriction Violations
Please use our online form to any violations you observe: Report a water restriction violation
Penalties for Violations
CLWSC may enact the following penalties for violations of the restriction requirements:
CLWSC will issue a written warning.
CLWSC will issue a formal violation letter and may install a flow restrictor in the customer’s service line. The cost of the flow restrictor installation is the responsibility of the customer; the cost incurred shall be the actual cost to do the work not to exceed $100.00.*
Third and Subsequent Violations:
CLWSC will issue formal violation letters and may install a flow restrictor in the customer’s service line if one is not already in place. The cost of the flow restrictor installation is the responsibility of the customer; the cost incurred shall be the actual cost to do the work not to exceed $100.00. CLWSC may terminate service for up to 7 consecutive days and charge the most current reconnection fee to restore service.
*Please note that second and subsequent violation penalties will not be carried out without investigation or observation by CLWSC.
Please note that drip irrigation and soaker hoses do not require a variance – you may use drip irrigation, a soaker hose, or hand-water any day of the week.
Those who install new landscapes during declared drought stages may apply for a variance to the two-day-per-week watering rules. If approved, your request may allow daily watering for up to two weeks following the granting of a variance. All water consumption charges incurred through the exercise of this variance are the responsibility of the account holder.
Any properties with in-ground irrigation systems must have the following in accordance with the CLWSC Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention Program:
- Backflow device present
- Current backflow inspection on file (every year)
Please note that you will still be held to the following restrictions:
- All additional irrigation must be done between the hours of 7:00 – 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
- No water may run off the landscape to impervious surfaces (where water can’t be absorbed into the ground). Some soils cannot absorb a 10-minute irrigation run time without water running off the landscape. If this is the case, it is your responsibility to ensure that you adjust times accordingly to prevent runoff.
- Be aware that the recommendations provided for establishment are maximum amounts allowed under the variance. Each location is different so you should monitor your landscape and use the least amount necessary to ensure plant survival.
- Be aware that depending on your current water usage, your water bill may increase significantly. You are responsible for all the water you use under this variance.
- If the property requesting the variance is found to be noncompliant with any of the above requirements, the variance will be revoked immediately.