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BURNET — Burnet residents Oct. 1 must observe Stage 2 water restrictions, which include following a mandatory watering schedule, according to a city news release.

City water customers will be required to follow the schedule on designated days. Outdoor watering is prohibited between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

According to the city, prohibited water uses include allowing water to run into a gutter, ditch or right-of-way; failing to repair a controllable leak; and washing sidewalks, driveways, patios or other paved areas except to alleviate immediate health or fire hazards.

Lake Buchanan remains near a record low-water level. According to the Lower Colorado River Authority, Lake Buchanan is just 34 percent full, with 298,188 acre-feet of water.

Stage 2 restrictions will remain for Burnet until enough rain falls to replenish the reservoir. The city might consider implementing even more restrictive Stage 3 measures if the drought continues.

The five-day watering schedule is based off a customer’s address. For example, an address ending in 1 or 2 is scheduled to water on Mondays. Addresses ending in 3 and 4 can water Tuesdays, and so on.

For more information and a complete list of restrictions, go to and click the “Drought Information” link on the left side of the page or call the utility department at (512) 756-6093.