Water Restrictions

The City of Liberty Hill is currently in Water Restriction Phase II, effective September 13, 2021.

Read the latest update for more information.

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Liberty Hill's Drought Contingency Plan includes conservation guidelines and adjusted response measures in an effort to curb peak water use during times of high demand.

Read the entire Water Conservation Ordinance (adopted 9/13/2021) with more details. An overview is outlined below.

High water demand, drought-like conditions, or emergency conditions may trigger any one of three conservation plan phases, each of which prescribe certain response measures from the city and from Liberty Hill water customers.

Water Restriction Phase I - Base conditions

  1. Residential water customers 

    Automatic irrigation or irrigation by a hose-end sprinkler for landscaped areas is limited to designated days during the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.

    • Tuesdays and Fridays for customers with a street address ending in 1, 5, or 9.
    • Wednesdays and Saturdays for customers with a street address ending in 2, 4, 6, or 8.
    • Thursdays and Sundays for customers with a street address ending in 0, 3, or 7.
  2. Commercial, multi-family, and homeowners association water customers 

    Automatic irrigation or irrigation by a hose-end sprinkler for landscaped areas is limited to a designated day during the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.

    • Tuesdays for customers with a street address ending in 1, 5, or 9.
    • Saturdays for customers with a street address ending in 2, 4, 6, or 8.
    • Thursdays for customers with a street address ending in 0, 3, or 7.
  3. The city will reduce flushing operations.

  4. No limits for landscape irrigation by the means of a hand-held hose, soaker hose, or drip-irrigation system, at a commercial plant nursery, or during the testing of new irrigation system installation or existing irrigation  system repair.


Water Restriction Phase II - Water Use Reduction

  1. Residential water customers 

    Automatic irrigation or irrigation by a hose-end sprinkler for landscaped areas is limited to designated days during the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.

    • Fridays for customers with a street address ending in 1, 5, or 9.
    • Wednesdays for customers with a street address ending in 2, 4, 6, or 8.
    • Sundays for customers with a street address ending in 0, 3, or 7.
  2. Commercial, multi-family, and homeowners association water customers 

    Automatic irrigation or irrigation by a hose-end sprinkler for landscaped areas is limited to a designated day during the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.

    • Tuesdays for customers with a street address ending in 1, 5, or 9.
    • Saturdays for customers with a street address ending in 2, 4, 6, or 8.
    • Thursdays for customers with a street address ending in 0, 3, or 7.
  3. The city will reduce flushing operations.

  4. No limits for landscape irrigation by the means of a hand-held hose, soaker hose, or drip-irrigation system, at a commercial plant nursery, or during the testing of new irrigation system installation or existing irrigation  system repair.

  5. Other non-essential water uses are prohibited except:

    • Use of water from hydrants or flush valves for construction purposes.
    • The addition of water to a pool or splash pad where necessary to maintain the water purification system in service or to maintain structural integrity of the pool.
    • The washing of vehicles or boats at a commercial car wash facility, or as part of a charity or fundraising event held on a commercial property during the property’s designated watering day as defined in subsection.
    • During the testing of new irrigation system installation or existing irrigation system repair.

Water Restriction Phase III - Water Emergency

  1. Landscape irrigation is prohibited except by means of a hand-held hose.
  2. Industrial water uses are prohibited except for some limited uses deemed necessary by the City to protect pubic health, safety, and welfare.
  3. The City will discontinue water main and line flushing unless necessary to protect pubic health, safety, and welfare. 
  4. The City will explore additional emergency water supply options, which may include arranging for the emergency purchase of water from utilities for which there exists proper agreements for such purchase.

Water Restriction Phase IV - Water System Failure

  1. Use of water is restricted as deemed necessary to meet the emergency.
  2. The City will severely restrict or prohibit all water system uses in the affected service area.
  3. The city will cease allowance or approval of applications for new, additional, expanded, or larger water service connections, meters, service lines, pipeline extensions, mains, or water service facilities unless project is deemed necessary to resolve the water system failure.