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A proper sprinkler irrigation system is essential for any lawn, which is why we at Taurus Irrigation provide you with the best in sprinkler installation, service and repair throughout the Austin area.

From basic sprinklers to full, complex irrigation systems, our solutions will ensure that your lawn is as lush and beautiful as it can be, all while saving you time & money.

We will also customize a sprinkler system to best fit your property, whether you may require a traditional sprinkler system, or if necessary, a drip irrigation system, which cuts down on costly water runoff. In addition to those savings, drip irrigation is the best system to utilize in order to lower water pressure while still achieving your goal of a lush, healthy green lawn.

Whatever the specific requirements of your lawn, we will use the best green sprinkler irrigation system in order for you to cut down on cost & excessive water use so your grass is always looking its best, all while meeting your goal of saving money by cutting down on expensive over-use of water.

Call Taurus Irrigation Austin today, we will work with you to find the most water-efficient & cost-effective sprinkler system for your lawn.

 

Drip Irrigation is a unique type of irrigation which will save not only your plants but will save water in the process.

It does this by evenly distributing the water, one drop at a time, evenly and directly onto the plant's roots. It can be used alongside other forms of irrigation, but on it's own it can often prove to be the best, most efficient irrigation systems to use.

Given the generally dry conditions here in the Austin area, it's much preferred over more traditional standard methods of irrigation, which tend to waste water with excessive over-spray, as well as applying water where the plant generally doesn't need it. Additionally, water is saved by eliminating other obstructions, such as the wind while it's able to distribute water evenly and prevent any unwanted runoff or potential soil erosion.

By focusing on the root, the plant is better able to maintain it's ideal moisture level, while creating deeper roots and abundant, fuller foliage overall. Drip irrigation in Austin can be used in home & vegetable gardens, trees, commercial landscapes, as well as greenhouses, row crops and even orchards & other trees.

With the recent drought inevitably set to cause more restrictions on our water use in Austin, drip irrigation is one of the most effective ways to minimize evaporation while providing the optimum level of moisture, one drop at at time, for a wide range of gardening needs.

Updated Watering Use Restrictions
Austin Water will activate Drought Response Stage 2 Water Use Restrictions beginning Tuesday, September 4. This decision is prompted by projected combined storage levels of Lakes Travis and Buchanan dropping below 900,000 acre-feet within the week of September 3-9.

On August 16, the Austin City Council approved changes to the Water Conservation code that creates four drought stages that ramp up water use restrictions during times of drought to maximize water conservation. Watering days for residential customers under Stage 2 have changed to allow separate watering days for hose-end sprinklers and automatic irrigation systems. This change gives hose-end sprinkler customers a more reasonable timeframe for watering. The new Stage 2 schedule also spreads out water use to avoid peak demands on Austin Water's treatment and distribution system. Under the updated Water Conservation code, the following exemptions will be allowed any time of the day:
Soaker hoses on vegetable gardens
Automatic bubblers on trees or soaker hoses placed within the canopy drip line
Hand watering with a hose or watering can

Below is the revised Stage 2 Water Restrictions taking effect September 4, 2012.

Austin Water will be enforcing reduced watering hours under Stage 2, consistent with new code language that was adopted by City Council on August 16.
All hose-end irrigation may take place between midnight and 10 a.m. and between 7 p.m. and midnight on your designated watering day
Your automatic irrigation system may operate between midnight and 5 a.m. and between 7 p.m. and midnight on your assigned day of the week. Please reduce your run times to ensure you can fit within this schedule
Please ensure that you have a working rain sensor on your automatic system, or operate the system manually when rain is forecasted
The use of drip irrigation is exempt from the schedule, due to increased efficiency
For the purposes of watering trees only, soaker hoses may be used under the drip-line of the tree canopy or you may use your automatic tree bubblers. Irrigation of trees in this manner is exempt from the watering schedule.

During Stage 2, the washing of vehicles at home is prohibited. If you need to wash a vehicle, you may do so at a commercial carwash facility
Charity car washes are prohibited.

All fountains with either a fall or spray of water greater than four inches are prohibited; unless necessary to preserve aquatic life

Restaurants may not serve water unless requested by a customer

Commercial properties (including restaurants and bars) may only operate patio misters between the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight; this includes but is not limited to restaurants and bars.
On September 4, 2012 we will be updating this page to include frequently asked questions.
Click here to review to the revised code revision.

Violations
To ensure that customers follow the restrictions, Austin Water staff is continuing enforcement. Violations of the mandatory restrictions will result in an official warning followed by a citation if the violation is not corrected. Citations will be issued in Municipal Court with fines starting at $475. Report any violations by calling 3-1-1

Taurus Irrigation
Austin Texas
512-233-0267 - lori@taurusirrigation.com

Licensed and Insured Commercial and Residential Irrigator. License#16729