On June 13th the Central Texas Groundwater Conservation District (CTGCD) determined that the district (including Highland Haven) was in Stage 4 “Critical Drought Stage”. The City of Highland Haven Water System wells are permitted by the CTGCD and as such we are subject to the CTGCD restrictions. Stage 4 requires the City of Highland Haven to “Continue to encourage the practice of water conservation methods and reduce overall usage by 30%”. Should aquifer conditions worsen, CTGCD can require mandatory reductions. Please help us do our part to conserve water during this drought.
Below are critical actions outlined by CTGCD to help us to meet our 30% goal of reducing city water use.
- Re-use and re-circulate water whenever possible
- Check for and repair all leaks
- No watering of lawns or landscapes
- No vehicle washing
- Do not use water to wash sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, streets, tennis courts, or any outdoor surfaces except when required for human or animal health and safety reasons, or fire hazard prevention.
- Providing groundwater to ponds, tanks, lakes, reservoirs, swimming pools, or other surface impoundments for holding water regardless of capacity is prohibited
- Water for dust control only when required by law
- Watering livestock in leak-proof troughs is highly recommended
A full listing of water reduction actions can be found at https://www.centraltexasgcd.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Stage-4-Critical-Drought.pdf.