City of Kyle Revises Water Plan for Tier 2 | City of Kyle, Texas

KYLE, TEXAS – Effective August 18, 2022, the City of Kyle revised the Tier 2 water schedule to allow residential and commercial customers to irrigate from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. using a sprinkler, drip hose, drip irrigation, or automatic irrigation system on their designated day of outdoor water use.

“We adjust our watering schedules to match the time our residents are home, and we can better monitor and limit their water use,” Acting City Manager Jerry Hendrix said. “It is very important that all residents do their part to comply with these revised irrigation rules and to conserve and reduce water use as much as possible during this drought.”

Residents are asked to review and adjust any automatic watering systems to ensure they are consistent with the current watering schedule.

Customers are allowed to water (water):

  • By hose and sprinkler, drip hose, drip irrigation or automatic irrigation system from 19:00 to 22:00 on the designated day of outdoor water use.
  • By hand hose or hand watering can daily from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. Any time a hand hose is used, the hose must have a positive shut-off nozzle connected to the discharge end.

Revised water (irrigation) schedule:

  • Home addresses with odd numbers: Wednesdays from 19:00 to 22:00
  • Home addresses with even numbers: Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
  • Commercial & multi-family: Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m

Car, truck, trailer, boat or other vehicle or mobile device washing:

  • Only from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the water use day specified by the customer.
  • Washing must be done with a hand bucket or hand hose equipped with a forced shut-off nozzle.

Items and actions prohibited in this phase of drought management:

  • Use an automatic fill valve to add water to an outdoor swimming pool, paddling pool or pond.
  • charity car wash.
  • Washing any sidewalk, driveway, parking lot, street, patio or other paved surface except to mitigate an immediate health or safety hazard.
  • Installation of new landscapes.
  • No new swimming pools are currently allowed to open. However, existing pools can remain open.

At any time, our drought management plan:

  • Urges customers to repair leaks, broken lines and irrigation fixtures, and ensure irrigation systems are operated in a manner that reduces waste.
  • Prohibits runoff from the property line up to a distance of 50 feet or more.
  • Prohibit water from backing up in a street or parking lot to a depth greater than 0.25 inches.
  • Prohibits watering or irrigating the landscape between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m

Kyle water customers are advised that amended Tier 2 Mandatory Water Use Management Rules are in effect. As detailed in Ordinance 569, which governs the City of Kyle’s drought plan, failure to comply with this ordinance can result in a fine of up to $2,000.

City officials will monitor this and those found to be violating applicable mandatory water use management rules will be warned. To report a violation, please contact Kyle Code Enforcement at 512-262-3914 or email [email protected]

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