The City of Cedar Park on Monday returned to its twice-per-week mandatory outdoor watering restrictions. Additional restrictions that has prohibited irrigation system and hose-end sprinklers usage have now been lifted. Those additional restrictions had been in place since September 9 due to a leak in an underwater raw water intake line in Lake Travis, at the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority water treatment plant.
According to the City of Cedar Park, he BCRUA plant serves primarily as its secondary water treatment plant, supplying 20 percent of Cedar Park’s treated water. Cedar Park was dependent solely upon its own water treatment plant during the BCRUA repairs, prompting officials to call for significant reductions in consumption. Lawn irrigation is the largest source of water use in Cedar Park, the city says.
The City of Cedar Park’s water supply remains secure and outdoor water usage was never impacted during the leak repair. Crews worked around-the-clock for weeks to complete the underwater repair as planned, by October 4.
The lifting of the additional prohibitions now shifts watering schedules back to the following days:
• Odd residential addresses (ending in 1, 3,5, 7 or 9): Wednesdays and Saturdays
• Even residential addresses (ending in 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0): Thursdays and Sundays
• Commercial addresses (including HOA common areas and apartment complexes): Tuesdays and Fridays
• Irrigation hours: before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m.