The City of Cedar Park High Water IQ Home Tour
The interactive High Water IQ Home tour highlights how residents can save water in and around their homes. You might be surprised by what you find!
Where does our water come from?
For Cedar Park residents, the Colorado River (specifically, Lake Travis) is the area’s major source for drinking water and irrigation systems.
We have plenty of water, why do we need to save it?
Yes, the City of Cedar Park has an ample supply of water. However, water does not come in endless quantities. As water users, it is our responsibility to use water wisely to ensure that we will have plenty of water for the future. Cedar Park is committed to providing the resources to help everyone as we all strive to become more water-wise. As a first step, the City of Cedar Park has developed comprehensive Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plans. These two plans enable the City to act if necessary during drought or emergency conditions. Currently the City is under a mandatory twice-a-week watering schedule that allows outdoor watering, except between the hours of 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. The City of Cedar Park wants to inform and educate its customers about water conservation and provide them with the means and hardware to have water-wise homes and landscapes. For more information, please download "Drought Proofing Your Landscape" and "Keeping Your Lawn Alive During Drought."
Follow Your Watering Schedule:
- ODD-NUMBERED ADDRESSES water on Wednesdays & Saturdays.
- EVEN-NUMBERED ADDRESSES water on Thursdays & Sundays.
- ALL COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS water on Tuesdays & Fridays.
Why is it a bad idea to water during the heat of the day?
Watering during the heat of the day can actually cause plants to burn and is also highly inefficient as up to 90% of the water can be lost through evaporation.
Why should you care?
As members of the community, we all have a responsibility to use water wisely. Exceeding the City’s water capacity will trigger mandatory watering restrictions and could raise prices down the road.
What are we doing about it?
As a first step, the City has developed comprehensive Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plans. These two plans enable the City to act if necessary during drought or emergency conditions. We’re also working to provide the knowledge and hardware for residents to make the best possible use of water inside and outside their homes.
Where can I find local information on water conservation?
In addition to this site, visit the Cedar Park Water Conservation Center. Located in the Building 2 lobby of City Hall (450 Cypress Creek Road), it’s your source for information on lawn watering, saving water indoors, detecting leaks and anything else having to do with conserving our water supply. Residents can also pick up free water-conserving supplies such as low-flow showerheads, leak detectors and aerators at City Hall in the Utility Billing department. Call (512) 401-5314 for more information.