Water Conservation & Restrictions : Stage 2 Mandatory Conservation Schedule

Stage 2 Mandatory Conservation Schedule

In the event of Stage 2 Conditions, the following mandatory Demand Management Response Measures shall be taken in an effort to achieve a thirty percent (30%) reduction in daily water demand:

(a) The Demand Management Response Measures established for Stage 1 shall continue to be implemented except as modified or extended below.

(b) Residential Users shall limit landscape irrigation use to not more than one time per week in accordance with the following mandatory watering schedule:

Last numerical digit of
residential street address
Authorized Watering Day 
  0, 9   Monday
  1, 8   Tuesday
  2, 7   Wednesday
  3, 6   Thursday
  4, 5  Friday

Watering on Saturday or Sunday is prohibited.


1. Automated sprinkler systems shall be operated only between 12:01 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on the authorized watering day.

2. Hose-end sprinklers shall be operated only before 10:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m. on the authorized watering day.

3. Hand watering is permissible before 10:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. on any day.

(c) Commercial, municipal, and all other non-residential Users may use irrigation on Tuesdays only and only during authorized hours;

(d) Median irrigation is authorized on Thursdays only and only during authorized hours;

(e) The installment of new landscapes or turf grass is prohibited;

(f) All water used for construction, dust control, and/or compaction is prohibited except where raw water is used;

(g) The hosing or washing of buildings or paved areas such as driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, or other impervious surfaces is prohibited except to alleviate an immediate health or safety hazard;

(h) The watering of the ground around foundations is prohibited except in compliance with the Stage 2 watering schedule;

(i) The filling, draining, or refilling of swimming pools, wading pools, jacuzzis, and hot tubs is prohibited except to maintain structural integrity, proper operation, and maintenance or alleviate a public health risk;

(j) Washing of any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane, or other vehicle is prohibited unless occurring on the immediate premises of a commercial carwash or a commercial service station;

(k) The use of water in a fountain/pond or water feature for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life; Rsltn 24-0411-02 11

(l) Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street is prohibited;

(m) Use of water from hydrants for construction purposes or any other purposes other than fire-fighting and flushing as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is prohibited;

(n) The Board of the District may prohibit water use by certain industrial or commercial users whose uses are not essential to the health and safety of the community so that remaining water is available for essential health and safety purposes.

(o) The General Manager will contact wholesale water customers, to discuss water supply and/or demand conditions and the possibility or implementation of pro rata curtailment of water supplies.

Supply Management Measures –

1. The District will enforce all water use restrictions prescribed for Stage 2.

2. The District will target additional reductions in water loss.

3. The District will pull data logs on the top one (1%) of residential water users and available data logs on all retail water users and evaluate compliance with Stage 2 restrictions. 

For complete details on revised drought stages and restrictions, read the updated BCMUD Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Management Plan.