This April was among the wettest in history, but one damp month doth not a drought dispel, so the city has announced some new water-usage restrictions, which are not yet in effect but which may be imposed should lake levels six lakes, three in the city itself, constitute the local water supply drop alarmingly.
The current condition, hereafter dubbed Stage 1, calls for odd/even watering restrictions, which we’ve had since mid-January and which will continue until further notice.
Stage 2 kicks in when the lakes are half-full or less: you get two days a week to water. If lake levels drop to 45 percent, you get only one day; at 40 percent, hand watering only; at 35 percent, not even that.
The details are here. I am not surprised that action is being taken at this time, though I figured they might want some sort of economic disincentive other than mere fines say, a progressive (in the literal sense) pricing scheme, similar to the one adopted in Austin in 2011.