Brazos River Authority (BRA) Stage 1 Drought Watch Condition Notice
On November 22, 2017, the Brazos River Authority (BRA) implemented a Stage 1 Drought Watch Condition for Lake Georgetown. This was due to the lack of natural inflow to Lake Georgetown since earlier this spring.
This does not mean our area is in a drought or that we are running out of water. This is merely an awareness situation. However, we need to do what we can now to make sure conditions don’t worsen.
As part of the Drought Watch, the BRA has asked for a voluntary five percent (5%) reduction in our current water use.
Fortunately, this is the time of year we ask our customers to discontinue automated irrigation for the season. During the fall and winter months, regular irrigation is not needed as grasses typically go dormant during this time.
By turning off your landscape irrigation system until spring, you will be doing your part to help reach our voluntary reduction goal and save water for the future.
For information on the BRA Drought Contingency Plan, go to www.brazos.org.
For information on the Georgetown Utility Systems Water Conservation Plan, click here.