FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Effective August 7, 2023
Hot and dry weather continues across our Texas Hill Country region, and our Texas Water Company (TWC) service areas continue to experience Severe and Extreme Drought Conditions. (See https://www.weather.gov/ewx/drought). We continue to see declining water supply levels in our surface water and groundwater sources. This, along with the high demand for landscape irrigation, has resulted in critically low water storage levels.
In light of the Governor’s proclamation declaring a state of disaster in Medina County, as well as maintaining water storage levels necessary for the health and safety of our customers, the Texas Water Company is moving ALL TWC residential, commercial, and industrial customers, including builders and bulk water haulers in MEDINA COUNTY into STAGE 4 Drought Restrictions effective Monday, August 7, 2023.
UNDER STAGE 4 DROUGHT RESTRICTIONS, THE FOLLOWING RULES APPLY:
- WATER USAGE IS LIMITED TO INDOOR USE ONLY
- ALL OUTSIDE WATER USAGE IS PROHIBITED, except for uses necessary to sustain livestock.
- ANY LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION OR GRASS WATERING IS A VIOLATION OF STAGE 4 DROUGHT RESTRICTIONS
- WATER USED TO FILL NEW POOLS OR MAINTAIN EXISTING POOL WATER LEVELS IS PROHIBITED
- WATER USED TO WASH CARS IS PROHIBITED
- ALL BULK WATER HAULERS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PULLING WATER FROM HYDRANT METERS, except when that water is used for indoor potable use. The Texas Water Company can provide Reuse water at several wastewater treatment plants. Bulk Water haulers can contact our office at 830-312-4600 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Water sustainability and conservation remain an essential focus for The Texas Water Company. Responsible use of this precious resource is a crucial part of how we protect our limited water supply. The watering and landscape irrigation schedules outlined in our State-approved Drought Contingency Plan promote efficient use for landscape irrigation. This schedule and other vital elements of the Plan are designed to help work toward state and regional goals established by the Texas Water Development Board.
For more information, please see https://www.txwaterco.com/water-conservation/drought-management.