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City Set for Stage Two of Mandatory Water Restrictions

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

The combined lake levels of Choke Canyon and Lake Corpus Christi have fallen just below 40-percent, and City officials are ready to implement their drought contingency plan.

A press conference will be held Thursday morning at City Hall to announce stage two of the city's drought contingency plan, which includes some mandatory water restrictions that will be put into place on Dec. 17.

Some of the provisions in that plan include:

- No watering of lawns from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Irrigation must not result in water runoff or overflow into storm drains.
- Water flow may not run constantly through tap.
- All defective plumbing that results in water loss must be prepared.

It the meantime, the City is also doing its part to conserve water at our city parks.

"All year round, we're trying to save as much as we can," said Michael Morris, director parks and recreation. "Now that we are in drought condition, it's even more imperative, so we're going to make sure our systems are timed not go off late morning, afternoon stage."

Since the restrictions will not be put in place until Dec. 17, residents have a week to prepare. After that week, if you are caught not following the rules, it could result in a $500 fine.

Kiii News Reporter Bill Churchwell went Live from St. Andrews Park with the details.