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Mayor Announces Stage Two of Drought Contingency Plan

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

The City of Corpus Christi has taken a proactive approach in protecting the city's water supply.

At a news conference Thursday morning, Mayor Nelda Martinez officially implemented stage two of the City's drought contingency plan.

"We understand the importance of protecting our valuable water supply," Martinez said. "And we know conservation, that is the least expensive way and the most valuable option that we have for us to protect our long-term sustainable water supply."

Stage two of the drought contingency plan features mandatory water restrictions, which means that you cannot water your lawn between the hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Owners of large properties will need to get an approved watering plan and commercial nurseries will need to use handheld watering cans, a drip or sprinkler system to water their plants.

City officials say irrigation accounts for 40 to 50-percent of our water supply.

"What we are focusing on primarily is irrigation," Assistant City Manager Oscar Martinez said. "Irrigation comprises 50-percent of our consumption, so it's obvious we need to focus on that first. Right now, at stage two, industry is not being impacted. If we go into more severe stages, that may change. Right now, we don't see that happening. We know weather patterns are going to change in our favor. The history tells us that. We just have to be very cautious in this short-term period."

The mandatory restrictions go into effect immediately, however code enforcement officers will not be handing out fines until after Dec. 17. Violators could face fines of up to $500.

For more information, you can call the City's water hotline at 361-826-1600, or visit www.cctexas.com/water.

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