Burnet goes to Stage Two of its drought contingency plan
September 27, 2013, 2:00 pm by
The extended drought and resulting near-record low water levels in
Lake Buchanan have resulted in the City of Burnet implementing the Stage Two
drought contingency plan for the city of Burnet.
This is a mandatory conservation program, but Burnet City Manager David Vaughn
said he hopes citizens voluntary
adhere to the requirements without policing efforts by the city.
"We are looking at trying to achieve
voluntary complience,” Vaughn said. "We don’t want to have to go to fines.”
The city’s water conservation plan includes three
levels of drought condition or water emergency including Stage One-Voluntary
Conservation, Stage Two-Moderate Drought Conditions and Stage Three-Severe
Stage Two includes a five-day per week watering plan
and requires citizens to limit the use of water to an amount necessary for
health, business and outdoor water use.
For more information, citizens can go online to the City’s web page at www.cityofburnet.com and click on the Drought Information link on the left side
of the page, or they can call the Utility Department at (512) 756-6093.