Why is Cedar Park in Water Conservation?
The City of Cedar Park (“City”) obtains its water supply from Lake Travis through a water supply agreement with the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). Until very recently, the Highland Lakes, which includes Lake Travis, had been in a severe drought status for over 7 years. Due to recent sustained low lake levels, the City continues to promote conservation in order to protect our water supply.
I have new sod being planted and want to water daily. Do I need to do anything?
Yes, we allow our residents/businesses to apply for a watering variance that allows them to water for 21-consecutive days when they are planting/seeding new sod. This is a one-time request per installation and can be done via our Variance Request Form.
When can I water my lawn?
You can water your lawn via your irrigation and/or lawn sprinkler on your designated watering days. Follow the Watering Schedule link at the top to this page. Watering times are before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. You can hand water and/or use a soaker/drip hose any time, any day, as well. Please make sure when watering, you do not have a lot of runoff. Excessive runoff is one of our water violations, as well, since this is water waste.
When can I hand water?
You can hand water any time, any day; however, your water hose must have a positive pistol-grip nozzle attached to it. This allows for the water to shut-off automatically when not in use in order to conserve water.
I need to pressure wash. Can I do this?
Yes, Pressure Washing is allowed any time, any day; however, you must have the following required equipment: Must have a spray nozzle that uses no more than 3.5 gallons of water per minute and employ a working trigger shut-off with a protective weep mechanism. However, when pressure washing, please keep in mind that we are currently in water conservation. For example, please don’t use the pressure washer to remove leaves from a sidewalk or driveway. This can be done with a broom or a blower instead of using a water source to remove them.
When can I wash my car/truck?
Car washing is allowed at your residence on any day at any time. Please keep in mind when using your water hose that you need a positive pistol-grip nozzle attached in order to automatically shut-off the water flow when not in use – keeping in mind our water conservation. You can also wash your car anytime at local car wash. Many of these car washes recycle their water which means better water conservation.
I need my swimming pool to be filled/refilled. When can I do this?
A swimming pool can be filled/refilled any time. It is a good idea to let our Utility Billing Office know when you are refilling so that it won’t appear that they have a water leak. Utility Billing can be contacted by calling 512-401-5300 or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is a decorative water feature allowed?
Yes, decorative water features are allowed.