Austin Water, the water bureau for Austin, Texas, is considering imposition of permanent water restrictions following a severe drought across Texas. The proposal will move through Austin’s City Council while they take feedback from the community prior to instating a once-a-week watering schedule.
This move is taken only after the temporary watering restrictions imposed during the peak drought days played a key role in keeping Highland Lake levels from dropping to emergency levels. Members of the Austin community were urged to voice their opinions at the Open House Meetings that ran in January. Giving them a forum to discuss the restrictions before they take permanent effect.