Stage 5 - Emergency Water Shortage - Water Restrictions

Stage 5 Schedule & Regulations

All of Stage 4 Requirements shall remain in effect during Stage 5. The City Manager shall implement one or more of the following water use restrictions:


  • All Outdoor Irrigation, including Drip Irrigation, hand held watering and watering with buckets is prohibited at all times.
  • Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane, or other vehicle is prohibited at all times.
  • The filling, refilling, or adding of potable water to private swimming, wading, or Jacuzzi-type pools is prohibited.
  • Aesthetic water use is prohibited.
  • Non-essential water use is prohibited.
  • No applications for new, additional, expanded, or increase-in-size water service connections, meters, service lines, pipeline extensions, mains, or water service facilities of any kind shall be allowed or approved.
  • In the event of system failure or contamination, the City Manager will manage the City of Fredericksburg limited water supply by requiring such measures as are necessary to maintain public health and safety, including elimination of service to part or all of the water system.