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Emergency water restrictions coming to Dripping Springs

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The City of Dripping Springs, residents in Hays County's Water control and improvement districts one and two and others will be in stage four water restrictions from Wednesday to Friday. The West Travis County Public Utility Agency officials report, that's because they are moving 150 feet of one of the utility's main lines. The PUA added the move requires their customers to eliminate any non- essential water usage during the project.

(Full press release)

December 4, 2017— On December 7, 2017 the West Travis County Public Utility Agency’s (PUA) 20-inch transmission main on U.S. Highway 290 just west of Nutty Brown Road will be taken out of service to facilitate relocating 150’ of this main for the Belterra Commercial Project.

 The Stage 4 emergency measures require PUA customers to eliminate non-essential water uses during this project. This includes the following measures:

 Irrigation of landscaped areas is prohibited.

  • Use of water for the irrigation of golf course greens, tees, and fairways is prohibited unless the golf course uses an alternative water supply source, such as reclaimed water, rainwater, or gray water.
  • Use of water from fire hydrants shall be limited to firefighting and activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare only.

 Stage 4 emergency measures will be in effect from8:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 6 until 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 8 for customers on the PUA-U.S. 290 System west of Nutty Brown Road including:

Dripping Springs Water Supply Corporation

City of Dripping Springs


Reunion Ranch

Sawyer Ranch


Hays County WCID Number 1 and 2


The PUA initiates Stage 4 water restrictions during water emergencies including water main relocations, major water line breaks, loss of distribution pressure, or pump system failures that cause substantial loss in its ability to provide water service.

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