- January 7, 2016

Partial Stage 2 Water Restrictions May Be Here to Stay


The City of Austin has been under Stage 2 water restrictions since 2010. That means you cannot wash your car at home, and restaurants cannot serve water unless a customer asks for it. Presumably all of these restrictions are temporary, as the City of Austin has the ability to declare a new Level at any time, from the lowest Level 1 up to the most restrictive Level 4.

But, says Jaydell Hines of Austin Water, the city is now considering making permanent one of these Stage 2 restrictions: one-day-per-week watering.

Council Member Don Zimmerman disagrees. He said in a recent…