Current drought level

The City is in standard conservation, which restricts outside watering to twice every seven days at no more than 1 inch per week. Runoff of more than 150 feet down any street, gutter, alley or ditch is also prohibited. 

Report watering violations by clicking on this link or calling 325-277-8906. For more information, go to cosatx.us/water. Do your part; be water smart! 

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Drought Level 1

In effect when the city has less than 24 months of available water supply.
           

April 1-Oct. 31

Prohibited watering hours: Noon to 6 p.m.

Allowable watering days: Once every seven days up to 1 inch per week. Landscape or foundation watering with a drip irrigation system such as a soaker hose, deep root watering system, drip pipe or tape, or bubbler shall be permitted on any day and at any time of day provided that the total amount of water applied shall not exceed 1 inch per week.

Hand watering of lawns, gardens, landscape areas, trees, shrubs or other plants being grown outdoors or foundations may be done on any day, except during the prohibited watering hours of noon to 6 p.m., provided the allowable application rate of 1 inch per week is not exceeded.

Golf course greens may be watered daily except during the prohibited watering hours of noon to 6 p.m.

Runoff of more than 150 feet down any street, gutter, alley or ditch is always prohibited, as is the failure to repair a controllable leak.

Nov. 1-March 31

Allowable watering days: Once every 14 days, any time of day.

Additional fees: The following multipliers will be assessed to the charge for the amount of water used when the City enters Drought Level 1

Residential users: 

  • Usage from 0 to 2,000 gallons: none
  • Usage from 3,000 to 15,000 gallons: 1.05
  • Usage from 16,000 to 39,000 gallons: 1.1
  • Usage over 39,000 gallons: 1.2

Nonresidential: 1.05

Landscape: 1.1

Fire hydrants: none

Untreated water: 1

Drought Level 2 

In effect when the city has less than 18 months of available water supply.

 April 1-Oct. 31

Prohibited watering hours:
Noon to 6 p.m.

Allowable watering days:
 Once every seven days up to 1 inch per week. There are no exceptions for new landscapes, even if an exception was granted during Drought Level 1.

Landscape or foundation watering with a drip irrigation system such as a soaker hose, deep root watering system, drip pipe or tape, or bubbler shall be permitted on any day and at any time of day provided that the total amount of water applied shall not exceed 1 inch per week.

Hand watering of lawns, gardens, landscape areas, trees, shrubs or other plants being grown outdoors or foundations may be done on any day, provided the allowable application rate of 1 inch per week is not exceeded.

Golf course greens may be watered daily.

Runoff of more than 150 feet down any street, gutter, alley or ditch is always prohibited, as is the failure to repair a controllable leak.

Nov. 1-March 31

Allowable watering days: Once every 14 days, any time of day.

Additional fees: The following multipliers will be assessed to the charge for the amount of water used when the City enters Drought Level 2

Residential: 

  • Usage from 0 to 5,000 gallons: 1.1
  • Usage from 6,000 to 39,000 gallons: 1.2
  • Usage over 39,000 gallons: 1.3

Nonresidential: 1.05

Landscape: 1.2

Fire hydrants: none

Untreated water: 1.1

Drought Level 3

In effect when the city has less than 12 months of available water supply.

Outdoor watering is prohibited. Hand-watering or drip irrigation of trees and foundations may be done on days and at times as established by the City Council.

Filling, refilling or maintaining the level of any fountain or swimming pool is prohibited. Washing automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats or other types of vehicles is prohibited except if the health, safety and welfare of the public is contingent upon vehicle cleaning, as determined by the director of city health services.

The City Council may allow exceptions to any of these provisions and may place conditions on any exception.

 

Additional fees: The following multipliers will be assessed to the charge for the amount of water used when the City enters Drought Level 3

Residential: 

  • Usage from 0 to 5,000 gallons: 1.2
  • Usage from 6,000 to 39,000 gallons: 1.3
  • Usage over 39,000 gallons: 1.4

Nonresidential: 1.1

Landscape: 1.3

Fire hydrants: none

Untreated water: 1.2


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