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.