Austin Area Water Restrictions - When Can You Water Your Yard?

I recently heard a comment that I believe sums up our drought and water crisis. "Water is becoming the next gold in Central Texas." Probably not as far fetched and amusing as it sounds the first time you hear it. Those of us who have lived in Austin for a while know that we live in cycles. We tend to get a few "dry years" and then we tend to have a year when the lake fills up to the 681 foot level and the LCRA has to open the dam for a couple of days to let the water level go down. However, the length and depth of the dry times seems to be getting longer and more intense in recent years.

If you have driven by Lake Travis lately or watched the local evening news, you know that our water resources in Greater Austin are nearing all time lows. Lake Travis is not just the place where we play in the summer, but this is one of Austin's primary sources of drinking water. Not just in Austin, but in our surrounding cities and communities. It is sad to watch and a little scary to think about what this may mean in the future in terms of the price and availability of water.

To find out how the watering restrictions affect you in area, go to the link below. Keep in mind that while you may be in a Municipal Utility District (MUD), the watering restrictions for your area probably still apply--check with your MUD.

Here are the links:


Round Rock

Cedar Park





River Place MUD

Other links at the LCRA


  1. What’s needed is a good amount of rain to fall to get the lake filled as it’s a great place for swimming and sports as well as a very central and scenic place where lots of families picnic and enjoy hanging out together. A vital water supply for Austin, the reservoir is one of many on the Colorado River and it would be a great shame to see the levels drop too low for a number of reasons.


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