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Domestic Water Use

Lakeside residential property owners must have a domestic use water contract with LCRA to pump water from one of the Highland Lakes or Lady Bird Lake. The contracts are for up to 10 years and up to 10 acre-feet of water per year. These are firm water contracts.

If you would prefer a paper contract application, are moving in or out, need a new sticker to identify the water intake for your property, or have a domestic use contract and currently cannot access water from lakes Buchanan or Travis, please email [email protected].



The annual rate for water for domestic use is $145 per acre-foot of water. An acre-foot is 325,851 gallons. The minimum domestic use contract is for three-quarters of an acre-foot, at a cost of $108.75 per year.


Watering schedule

LCRA requires domestic use, temporary, and landscape irrigation and recreation customers to follow a maximum twice-a-week outdoor watering schedule.

The schedule does not apply to watering with drip irrigation or soaker hoses that have working on and off timers, watering with a hand-held hose that has a shut-off nozzle or watering with a faucet-filled bucket that holds no more than five gallons.

Domestic use customers may water on the following days:

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays for addresses ending in odd numbers.
  • Thursdays and Sundays for addresses ending in even numbers.

Hours: Midnight to 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to midnight.
November through February: No watering.

Violators will be subject to surcharges.