Posted: Feb 14, 2013 4:41 PM by Caroline Flores - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Feb 14, 2013 6:56 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Our drought conditions are only getting worse. So bad that the city expects us to enter stage 3 of our drought plan by this summer.
So if we get to stage three, that means you will no longer be able to use a sprinkler system to water your lawn.
"This is quite significant for this region and we need to be prepared for it," said Water Director Gus Gonzalez.
At stage 3 the city will decide based on your address which day you can water your lawn. Residents still won't be able to water between 10am and 6pm. But only this time Gonzalez said," you can't irrigate at all at stage 3 except with a hand held hose."
According to the city, Corpus Christ uses about 16 million gallons of water per day. But during the summer they say that's going to shoot up to about 90 million gallons of water per day. And with our drought conditions only getting worse the city says residents need to take this drought management plan seriously.
"We are very concerned about it and everybody needs to do their part at home to save and conserve water," said Gonzalez.
Gonzalez says we are losing about an inch of water per day in our lakes. So he is asking residents to report anyone who doesn't obey the mandatory restrictions in place.
The city has already handed out 35 warnings and 2 citations. A citation that carries a fine of 500 dollars. They say they will increase those number is necessary.
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