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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Irrigation Rules for New Landscaping - Watering Variance Required

Irrigation rules for new landscaping –watering  variance required

The City of Horseshoe Bay has a twice-weekly watering schedule for its water customers based on odd or even address numbers, and whether a property is commercial or multi-family.  Drip and hand watering are exempt from this schedule. 

This schedule remains in force year-round, and regardless of whether the area is in drought.

New landscaping, however, usually requires more watering than the schedule allows. To do so, homeowners or contractors are required by the City irrigation ordinance to obtain a new landscaping variance to water at other times than the schedule would normally allow.

The variance allows new sod to be watered daily and at any time for as long as 30 days from the date of installation.

Penalties including termination of water service or citations are possible for violating this ordinance provision.

To obtain a new landscaping watering variance, call Bill Teeter, City Water Conservation Inspector, at 830-598-9973.

For the City’s normal watering schedule for established landscapes, click here.  Note that LCRA lake pump customers are on a separate schedule, and subject to that agency’s watering rules, rather than City rules. 

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