Earlier this month, the City of Corpus Christi entered moderate drought Stage 2, when combined lake levels for the Corpus Christi and Choke Canyon reservoirs fell below 40%. We have enough water with the addition of Lake Texana and the Mary Rhodes pipeline but do not have water to waste.
The City of Corpus Christi and its employees should set the example regarding water conservation. We are currently in a grace period until Monday, July 28th, but you can do your part now. Please take the time to ensure your work area and home is in compliance with our moderate drought plan.
Some of the highlights include:
· Limiting irrigation and car washing to once a week on garbage collection days
· No sprinkler watering between 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
· No runoff
Also, employees are eligible for water saving resources including free conservation kits. The supplies are available on a first come, first serve basis and must be reserved by contacting the Water Hotline at (361) 826-1600. Once a kit is reserved, it can be picked up at the Water Utilities Building, located at 2726 Holly Road across from Animal Care Services, or in the Environmental & Strategic Initiatives department on the first floor at City Hall, 1201 Leopard Street.
For a complete listing of the moderate drought conservation efforts go to www.corpuschristiwater.com.