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Posted on: November 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Lake Brownwood levels trigger Stage 2 Drought Contingency Protocols

Stage 2 Drought Contingency

Mandatory watering compliance required.


The Brown County Water Improvement District #1 has declared Stage 2 drought conditions due to the current water level of Lake Brownwood. In compliance with the Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan, the City of Brownwood has published the following watering schedules:  

Drought Stage 2: Moderate – Mandatory Compliance. Odd addresses can water on Monday and Thursday from midnight to 9 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight. Even addresses can water on Tuesday and Friday from midnight to 9 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight.  

Stage 2 Drought Contingency Plan

The goal of the Stage 2 response is to achieve a 15% reduction in total water use. Customers are required to follow to the City of Brownwood’s 2-day/week watering schedule. Water customers are requested to continue to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential or discretionary purposesCustomers may water potted plants and landscapes at any time with a watering can or handheld hose with automatic shutoff nozzle 

The City of Brownwood will also Initiate a 50% reduction in irrigation of City parks and institutional landscapes.  

The City of Brownwood watering schedule applies to all residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional accounts, including athletic fields. Due to game scheduling conflicts, athletic field managers may modify the approved watering days by submitting a request in writing to the City Manager or designee. During times when this Drought Contingency Plan is in effect, it is a violation of this plan for any person, firm, corporation, or entity to irrigate landscapes between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. 

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