All of Canyon Lake is now under Stage 1 water restrictions, Canyon Lake Water Service Company said in a press release today.
The move is the result of eight weeks of below-normal rainfall and a 20-percent increase in water usage compared to the same period last year, and applies to all customers in Comal and Blanco counties.
During Stage 1 water restrictions, landscape irrigation with hose-end sprinklers and in-ground irrigation systems is limited to two days per week. The restrictions apply to all residential, commercial and municipal accounts.
Watering days for addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 are Mondays and Thursdays. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. or, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Watering days for addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 are Tuesdays and Fridays. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. or, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
If no street address is associated with the property, or there is more than one address, irrigation days are Mondays and Fridays.
Watering by hand, soaker hose, bucket or drip irrigation is allowed on any day from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. or, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
CLWSC’s decision to move into Stage 1 is in accordance with its drought-management plan. To review that, click here.
a) Water consumption has reached 80 percent of daily maximum production for three consecutive days.
b) Water supply is reduced to a level that is only 20 percent greater than the average consumption for the previous month.
c) There is an extended period (at least (8) weeks) of below normal rainfall and daily usage has risen 20 percent above the usage
for the same period during the previous year.
d) Canyon Reservoir water surface elevation drops to a level of 895 ft. msl or lower.
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of other water restrictions CLWSC issued earlier this month, citing infrastructure issues and rapid growth in Canyon Lake and along the Highway 281 corridor. as the reasons. The utility said several major, multi-year projects are expected to alleviate some of the stress on water supplies.