With drought conditions and extreme hot weather continuing in Woodway and the greater Waco area, the City of Woodway is issuing mandatory water restrictions for all water customers beginning Friday, July 15, 2022 at 12:01 a.m., allowing customers only three watering days per week. City Staff will continue to monitor conditions and advise of any changes. These restrictions pertain to irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems. Your cooperation is appreciated as the City organization adheres to this plan as well, and continues to find ways to cut back on water use by 25% in addition to following the schedule below. With many months of drought leading us into this very hot summer, please help us preserve our water source.
- No watering between the hours of 10 a.m. & 8 p.m. daily.
- Odd number addresses may water Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
- Even number addresses may water Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
- No watering on Fridays.
- Hand watering allowed on all days of the week.
- No washing of any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane nor any other vehicle between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m. on the designated watering days. Vehicle washing may be done at any time on the immediate premises of a commercial car wash or commercial service station.
- No watering to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, or Jacuzzi-type pools between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on the designated watering days.
Under this stage in the plan, violations can reach up to $500 per day per violation. For any concerns or questions, please call City Hall at 254.772.4480.
The Water Division produces and distributes potable water from six deep wells.
The Water Supply
The water supply is supplemented with treated water from the City of Waco and Bluebonnet Water Supply Corporation. Water is treated and distributed in accordance with the rules established by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The city has the capacity to produce 4.09 million gallons per day from city wells and maintains 7.580 million gallons of ground storage capacity. Wholesale supplemental water is contracted at a minimum rate based on an average of the city’s usage over the last three years.
Water Division personnel are responsible for the maintenance of:
- Fire hydrants
- Plant sites
- Power equipment such as trucks and backhoes
- Pressure tanks
- Storage tanks
- Water lines
The division also responds to water leaks on a 24-hour, 7-days a week basis, ensures water quality and maintains approximately 3,400 water meters.
Storm Water Pollution Prevention
When it rains, it pours- motor oil, fertilizer, pet wastes, and other pollutants end up in the storm water runoff that goes down the storm drains. Unlike the wastewater that comes from our homes, storm water runoff does not receive treatment before it enters larger waterways. That’s why it’s important to dispose of oil properly and to use garden chemicals in accordance with their labels.
Storm Water Management Plan
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
The Community Services and Development Department is responsible for administering the City’s storm water permit with the TCEQ.
This permit details the steps the city will take to help prevent and mitigate the impact non-point source pollutants have on our receiving waters. For any questions on stormwater prevention, please contact Community Services and Development at 254-772-4050.
The Wastewater Division maintains the sewer collection system.
The City of Woodway is part of a regional sewer treatment group maintained bu the City of Waco. All wastewater collected in the City of Woodway is treated at this facility. City staff is responsible for maintenance of the collection system and various lift stations around the city.
The City of Woodway will respond to any report of sewer back up. If you have a problem with wastewater, please call Community Services at 254-772-4050.