Stage 2 Watering Restrictions

Stage II Drought Restrictions
Stage 1

Acting City Manager Crystal Caldera has declared Stage II drought restriction measures for the City of Leon Valley.  Stage II water use reduction measures are declared to be in effect when the aquifer level at the J-17 well drops to six hundred fifty (650) feet above mean sea level (msl), based on a 10-day rolling average calculated and determined by the Edwards Aquifer Authority.  

When stage II is in effect, landscape watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is permitted once a week from 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. in accordance with the last digit of the property address as follows:

Last Digit of Address

Day of Week

0 or 1


2 or 3


4 or 5


6 or 7


8 or 9


Stage II Restrictions

(i)     Landscape watering is permitted once a week from 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Landscape watering by means of a properly installed irrigation system, sprinkler, or soaker hose is permitted on the authorized watering day during the designated hours listed in this subsection. Watering with drip irrigation or a 5-gallon bucket is permitted any day, but only between 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Watering with a handheld hose is allowed any time on any day.

(ii)     Filling of all new and existing swimming pools is prohibited unless at least 30% of the water is obtained from a source other than the aquifer. Groundwater may be used to replenish swimming pools to a maintenance level.

(iii)     Draining of swimming pools is permitted only onto a pervious surface or onto a pool deck where the water is transmitted directly to a pervious surface, only if necessary, to:

  1.    Remove excess water from the pool due to rain to lower the water to the maintenance level;
  2.    Repair, maintain, or replace a pool component that has become hazardous;
  3.    Repair a pool leak; and
  4.    All non-public swimming pools must have a minimum of 25 percent (25%) of the surface area covered with evaporative screens when not in use; inflatable pool toys or floating decorations may be used for this purpose.

(iv)     Restrictions stated in stage I remain in effect unless added to or replaced by stage II rules.

(v)     Owners of exempt wells must comply with these restrictions.

(vi)     Washing impervious cover such as parking lots, driveways, streets, or sidewalks is prohibited. Health and safety exceptions to this rule may be requested from the city in writing.

(vii)     Hotels, motels, and other lodgings must offer and clearly notify guests of a “linen/towel change on request only” program.

(viii)     Restaurants may serve water only on request (to reduce dishwashing).

(ix)     Charity carwashes are allowed only at commercial carwash locations.