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Canyon Lake Enters Drought Stage 2 Water Restrictions

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Canyon Lake Enters Drought Stage 2 Water Restrictions

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Canyon Lake residents are asked to conserve water by reducing landscape watering with sprinkler or irrigation systems to every other week. Image courtesy of SJWTX.

Canyon Lake will enter drought stage 2 watering restrictions on Monday, SJWTX said in a statement Friday.

On its website, the company warned customers in Comal and Blanco counties to “expect to move into more progressive stages early this summer.”

Under new restrictions, watering with a sprinkler or irrigation system is only allowed every other week based on residential and commercial users’ addresses.

To see a list of designated days for watering, click here.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for June 16, Comal County is in extreme drought.

“Despite Stage 1 restrictions being in place since mid-April, we are seeing a systemwide increase in demand across the area, said SJWTX General Manager Larry Bittle. “While neighboring utilities have been in Drought Stage 2 for months, the ongoing drought, above-average temperatures, conservation goals and triggers within our drought plan are directing us to enter Stage 2.”

SJWTX President Tom Hodge said water conservation is important to the utility, which wants to ensure sustainable use of water.

“Responsible use of this precious resource is a key part of how we protect our limited water supply,” he said.

Watering schedules are based on a state-approved drought contingency plan, SJWTX said. State and regional goals are established by the Texas Water Development Board.

“The watering schedule helps the community manage how much of our drinking water is used for irrigation versus other community needs,” said Compliance Water Manager Chelsea Hawkins.

 

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