Corpus Christi could go under water restrictions

Combined water levels continue to drop
Posted at 3:57 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 18:36:33-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — San Antonio is under water restrictions, and Corpus Christi could be headed in that direction.

Corpus Christi's Drought Contingency Plan calls for Stage 1 restrictions when the combined water-storage levels drop below 40 percent of capacity.

Mayor Joe McComb warns the city is at risk of having to enact similar limitations.

"Our capacity right now -- we're not under any restrictions now," he said. "But if we don't get some rain in the next couple of weeks, we may end up being right at our level 1 where we have to go into the first step of water restrictions."

If Corpus Christi is forced to curb water use, that would mean once-a-week watering with a sprinkler or irrigation system.

Watering with a handheld hose would be allowed any day of the week.

There would also be restrictions on golf-course irrigation.

Stage 1 restrictions would be lifted when the combined storage level climbs past 50 percent.