City Council Okays Changes to Stage Two Water Restrictions - South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

City Council Okays Changes to Stage Two Water Restrictions

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City Council approved Tuesday amendments to Stage Two water restrictions that will allow residential water users to test irrigation and maintenance of systems during the day.

Regular watering remains allowed only between 6 p.m.-10 a.m. Residential water fountains will be allowed, while commercial fountains will be allowed only by permit.

Gus Gonzalez, director of the City's Water Department, said the rains we have had this summer have held off the need to go to Stage Three restrictions.

"We've got to compliment our customers for reducing our water usage 10 to 14-percent as we tracked it over the last five years in the corresponding months, so it's worked very well," Gonzalez said. "So now we're just tweaking the plan and trying to improve on it."

Gonzalez said that, if the next couple of months are dry, we could enter Stage Three restrictions in mid- to late-October, which means water levels will have fallen to 30-percent.

In Stage Three, watering would only be allowed once every other week on your recycling day.