Thursday, August 13, 2009

More water restrictions soon

I just received this breaking news email alert from the Austin Chronicle:
The Austin Water Utility will announce this week that due to continued severe drought, "Stage 2" water restrictions will be implemented effective Monday, Aug. 24. Under Stage 2 restrictions, residential users will be limited to one day of watering per week (instead of the current two days), paved surfaces cannot be washed except for immediate hazards, and more general restrictions will also apply. For more information, see the AWU Web site here.


Pam/Digging said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Iris. I'm glad I'm planting more agaves and aloes this week.

Iris said...

Hi Pam,
Guess that's what I'll be doing, too! I've also begun keeping a big watering can in the bathtub to catch the warming-up-for-a-shower water.

TexasDeb said...

We've been on (and off again) of stage two here in Rollingwood once already. Thank goodness for even a bit of rain here last night - at least the rain barrels are full again. What a great idea to catch warming up shower water Iris. We've been using cooled down water to boil potatoes in on plants for a while. Every little bit helps.

Iris said...


Perfect timing! I'm boiling potatoes right this minute. Hadn't thought to save it for plant watering but will now--thanks!

Leslie said...

I just found your blog and enjoyed reading it very much. We are also having severe drought here. I dread a mandatory water restriction but expect that it will eventually happen here too. I am also trying to be creative when it comes to saving water. It is so important.

Iris said...

Thanks! I look forward to checking out your blog.