Posted: Dec 5, 2012 3:38 PM
Updated: Dec 5, 2012 5:45 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Tomorrow, the City of Corpus Christi will formally announce Stage 2 water restrictions due to ongoing drought conditions. The restrictions will not got into effect until December 17th.
For several weeks now officials have kept an eye on the combined levels of Lake Corpus Christi and the Choke Canyon reservoir in anticipation that water levels would fall below 40%.
As a result, water conservation measures once considered voluntary will now be mandatory. Violators of the restrictions face a fine up to $500 a day when enforcement begins on December 17th.
A release from the City of Corpus Christi lists the following as Stage 2 water restrictions:
1) No irrigation or lawn watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. unless an individual is using a hose by hand or a bucket;
2) Irrigation must not result in water-run off or overflow into storm drains;
3) Water may not run constantly through a tap, hydrant, or valve
4) Defective plumbing which results in water loss or leaks must be repaired.
*Certain conditions apply for large parcels (5 or more acres) which must operate under a watering plan approved by the City of Corpus Christi. Also, commercial nurseries must use hand-held devices, drip or sprinkler systems to irrigate stock.
Stage 3 water restrictions would go into effect if/when capacity levels reach 30%. If implemented, businesses and residents would only be allowed to water lawns every five days.
More info: cctexas.com/water or contacting the Water Department Hot Line at 361-826-1600.
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