Austin Water implemented Drought Response Stage 2 Regulations last September and remains in effect. This is in response to combined storage in lakes Travis and Buchanan reaching the 900,000 acre-foot trigger outlined in the Drought Contingency Plan
Wasting water is prohibited year-round in Austin. To ensure you do not waste water, be mindful of leaking faucets, pipes, and irrigation systems operating with misdirected or broken sprinkler heads. Find out more about available Rebates and Programs to help save water and get information about detecting water-wasting leaks.
To ensure that customers follow the restrictions, Austin Water staff is continuing enforcement. Violations of the mandatory restrictions will result in an official warning followed by a citation if the violation is not corrected. Citations will be issued in Municipal Court with fines starting at $475. Report any violations by calling 3-1-1