The City has received notice from the Brazos River Authority (BRA) of the implementation of Stage I of the Drought Contingency Plan for the Brazos River Basin. The City of Lampasas receives water supplied from Stillhouse Hollow Lake which is regulated by the Brazos River Authority.
Due to recent drought conditions and the extended forecast of limited precipitation, the City of Lampasas is also implementing Phase I of the City’s Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan.
What does this mean?
While the Drought Contingency Plan is in effect, water customers are requested to continue to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential or discretionary purposes.
Discretionary uses include landscape irrigation, car washing, swimming pools, building/driveway cleaning, ornamental ponds or fountains and dust control.
Water customers are asked to only water lawns or gardens between 7p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Customers with odd numbered addresses are requested to water only on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday while even number addresses on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
Customers should also inspect hose bibs, faucets and other plumbing fixtures to ensure there are no leaks and make repairs as needed to prevent unnecessary water loss.
The City will be increasing efforts to detect and repair leaks in the distribution system and to minimize uses for municipal operations as well. The City also has several projects under way which provide for “looping” of the distribution system. This will help to minimize water loss caused by the flushing of dead end lines which is necessary to maintain water quality.
Additional information on the contingency planning and restrictions can be found here: https://www.brazos.org/About-Us/Water-Supply/Drought
For questions or concerns please contact the City of Lampasas at 512-556-6831.