LYTLE, Texas – The city of Lytle is now under stage four water restrictions as the Edwards Aquifer level drops amid a lack of rainfall.
An alert was sent Friday from Lytle City Hall stating that stage four water restrictions are now in place since the 10-day rolling average of the Edwards Aquifer level dropped below 630 feet.
Lytle city officials said stage 4 rules are as follows:
- Landscape watering is allowed only every other week with an irrigation system, sprinkler, or soaker hose from 7-11 a.m. and 7-11 p.m. on your designated watering day, as determined by your address.
- Watering with drip irrigation is allowed every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but only from 7-11 a.m. and 7-11 p.m.
- Watering with a hand-held hose is allowed at any time on any day.
- All non-public swimming pools must have a minimum of 25 percent of the surface area covered when not in use. Inflatable pool toys or floating decorations may be used for this purpose.
- Washing impervious cover such as parking lots, driveways, streets, or sidewalks is prohibited.
- Residential car washing is allowed during drought once per week on Saturday or Sunday as long as there is no water waste.
- The use of commercial car wash facilities is allowed any day.
- Hotels, motels, and other lodgings must limit linen/towel changes to once every three nights, except for health and safety.
- Water waste is prohibited at all times. This includes lawn watering overspray and runoff.
- Restaurants may serve water only on request (to reduce dishwashing).
- Charity car washes are allowed only at commercial car wash facilities.
Last Digit of Address Watering Day:
- 0 or 1 Monday
- 2 or 3 Tuesday
- 4 or 5 Wednesday
- 6 or 7 Thursday
- 8 or 9 Friday
Areas without a street address, such as medians and neighborhood entryways, may water on Wednesdays.
No watering is allowed on weekends.