CLWSC Declares Emergency Water Conditions in Spring Branch and Bulverde
Canyon Lake Water Service Company (CLWSC) declared emergency water conditions for Spring Branch and Bulverde today and is asking all customers to limit water usage to indoor-use only.
All landscape irrigation and non-essential water usage should be suspended until further notice.
A rupture in a water-main transmission line over the weekend left CLWSC water-storage facilities up and down the Highway 281 corridor and on FM 306 struggling to restore water supply.
Larry Jackson, CLWSC manager of customer service and communications said in an email today that water supplies are critically low.
“This is the primary source for supplying our water storage facilities on the northside of Canyon Lake, through Spring Branch and Bulverde. he said. “Since Sunday, CLWSC water storage facilities up and down the Highway 281 corridor and on FM 306 have been struggling to restore water supply and are critically low.”
He said landscape irrigation on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays — non-watering days — is CLWSC’s main headache.
“Our operations team have not provided an update since part of the problem is based on demand and consumption,” Jackson said. “We hope that by Wednesday, a ‘non-watering’ day will provide sufficient time to restore water storage to sufficient levels.”
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are watering days according to the last digit of address. Watering times are limited to 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
“Nevertheless, continuous monitoring of water production and consumption shows that customers continue to irrigate outside of these dates and/or times,” Jackson said.