Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: Dallas Real Estate- Watering Stage 4?

Dallas Real Estate- Watering Stage 4?

Lake Lavon is the main lake that supplies most of Dallas county with water.  Currently, the lake is almost 16 feet below normal (about 15.7 feet).  If it continues to get lower and lower, they have threatened to go further with the water restrictions.

Currently, in most areas, you can only water on your trash day between 6pm and 10am.  Some areas even restrict watering from 3am-8am.  When I say trash day, that's different in difffernt cities.  My city has two trash days.  We're only one in a handful.  Everyone else only has one trash day a week... not much watering going on.

If stage 4 comes into effect, there will be no automatic sprinkler systems allowed, period the end.  There will only be hand-watering and soaker hoses allowed.  That's because a lot of water is wasted in the streets, sidewalks and driveways with the sprinklers.  When hand-watering, the water will all stay on the grass and around the foundation so less water will be used.

I, personally, don't have the patience to hand water, so I guess our grass will dry... but it's almost dormant season anyway.

Comment balloon 3 commentsDonna Harris • September 14 2006 07:27PM


Donna, I always thought it was funny in Austin whenever we had the water rationing, that the sprinklers for businesses would be running all the time.  The businesses in Austin would be the only places with green grass.  Everyone else had straw!
Posted by Christopher Smith (TREGO REALTY) over 12 years ago

Hand watering is all we have here. You can buy a sprinkler. it is unusual that we go more than a week without rain. This was one of those years. I mowed the grass tonite as it had been 8 days. being a sea level does have a couple of good points. The water table is only a few feet away. i live on a hill about 15ft above.

Posted by Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs ( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.) over 12 years ago

We are in the same boat here in Austin. We have one trash say a week, and by the time that rolls around your grass is seriously brown! Our lakes are feeling the strain as well.


Posted by Scott Turner (Turner Residential) over 12 years ago