Water Restrictions Stage 1
Stage One Restrictions begin when the Edwards Aquifer level reaches 660 feet at the J17 well.
- Water waste is prohibited at all times. Water waste includes allowing water to run onto the sidewalk, curb, driveway, street or drain; or failing to repair a controllable leak. Penalties increase for water wasters. Residential water leaks must be repaired within 24 hours.
- You should reduce water consumption by any means available.
- All non public swimming pools must be covered with evaporation cover or screen when not in use between the hours of 10 AM and 8 PM. Inflatable pool toys or floating decorations may be used.
- Hand watering with a hand-held hose, soaker hose, drip irrigation, bucket or watering can is permitted any time and any day.
- No Washing impervious surfaces such as parking lots, driveways, streets, houses or sidewalks is allowed. Health and safety exceptions to this rule may be requested in writing from the Director of Utilities.
- Residential washing of vehicles and mobile equipment is permitted only on assigned residential watering days and times with a hose using an automatic shut-off nozzle or bucket of 5 gallons or less may be used and it must be done in your yard. Water is not allowed to run onto the street. The use of commercial vehicle wash facilities is permitted any day. Charity car washes prohibited except at commercial facilities that recycle their water.
- Use of Aesthetic (decorative) fountains, waterfalls, etc. (outdoor and/or indoor) is recommended be shut off and recirculating fountains be operated only during low evaporation periods after 8 PM and before 10:00 AM
Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler, permitted only once a week before 10 a.m. or after 8 p.m. on your designated watering day as determined by your address:
Last Digit of Street Address - Day
0 or 1 - Monday
2 or 3 - Tuesday
4 or 5 - Wednesday
6 or 7 - Thursday
8 or 9 - Friday
No lawn watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems is allowed on weekends.
Stage I restrictions continue until there is an announcement in the newspaper that Stage I has been canceled or that Stage II is in effect.
For Questions, please call Converse Water Billing at 658-1965 or Utilities Department at 658-3453.
For more information consult the Municipal Code, Division 3. Water Conservation, Sec. 46-190 Stage I-IV: Aquifer Awareness.