Drought Conditions

Stage III – Severe Drought of TCMUD’s Drought Contingency Plan (DCP)

What does this mean to you?

  • Yard irrigation is only allowed once per week.
  • The monthly household water allowance has been decreased as shown below in the chart. If usage exceeds the allowance, rates for the excess water usage will be multiplied by 200% of normal rates for residential use and 400% of normal rates for all common areas.

Monthly Water Allowance

Monthly Watering Allowance Stage III – SEVERE
Single Family Homes 20,0000 GAL
Multiple Family Homes 15,000 GAL
Section 1 & 2 Common Areas 25,000 GAL
Section 3 Common Areas 15,000 GAL
Section 4 Common Areas 25,000 GAL
Section 6 Common Areas 15,000 GAL
Waterstone Common Areas 75,000 GAL
WATERING SCHEDULE ONCE PER WEEK

Where does TCMUD 10 get its water?

Include a short write up with images of Lake Travis

For those customers who draw water directly from the lake for irrigation and have an account with the LCRA, below is a link to their site with key information regarding watering restrictions, irrigation audits, rebates and more.

https://www.lcra.org/water/permits-contracts/water-supply-contracts/domestic-use/

Water Conservation Tips

Conservation Tips Inside the House

Conservation Tips Outside the House

Water Facts – Did you know?

  • TCMUD 10 used over 34 million gallons of water last year, an increase of 50% over the year prior!
  • Irrigation typically accounts for 40%-50% of all household usage. Set your irrigation timer to operate between the hours of midnight to 10am, and 7pm to midnight, on your watering days. Set each zone to
    water for only 10 minutes each.
  • Uncovered pools can lose up to 20,000 gallons of water in a year. Summer heat evaporates pools quickly so consider covering your pool when not in use.
  • A full bathtub requires about 70 gallons of water, while taking a five-minute shower uses 10 to 25 gallons.
  • The average leaky toilet can waste about 200 gallons of water per day, which equates to over 6,000 gallons per month, for just one toilet!
  • Your EyeOnWater Leak Alert will detect the continuous flow so be sure to set up the alert.
  • Brushing your teeth with the water running uses about 4 gallons. Turning off the water when you are not rinsing uses less than .25 gallons.
  • Talk to your family about water conservation and ways you can help reduce water waste. Every drop counts!