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Stage1 Drought Rationing Ordered

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Canyon Lake Water Service Company (CLWSC) on Tuesday announced Stage 1 rationing will begin Monday, Aug. 14 for all residential and commercial customers with the exception of those living in Rust Ranch and Whitmire Estates subdivisions.

Landscape watering (hose-end sprinkler and in-ground irrigation system) is limited to two days per week and according to the last digit of street address:

Even (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) – Mondays and Thursdays

Odd (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) – Tuesdays and Fridays

If no street address is associated with the property, or there is more than one address, the irrigation days are Monday and Friday.

Drought stage implementation is determined by threshold levels of consumption or supply, the level of Canyon Lake, or any combination of these.

CLWSC service area surrounds Canyon Lake and includes approximately 250 square miles within Comal County and southern Blanco County. CLWSC infrastructure includes over 590 miles of pipes, three surface water treatment plants and over forty active wells located throughout the system.  The company operates three wastewater treatment facilities and a fourth is under construction, all in Comal County.

Drought Management Plan

CLWSC’s Drought Management Plan provides a strategy for the conservation of available water resources with an emphasis on maintaining available water supplies for the health and safety of the public.

The Plan is structured to facilitate CLWSC’s ability to provide continuous and adequate service to retail, bulk, and wholesale water customers in accordance with the requirements established by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) during emergency or drought conditions.

CLWSC is a state-regulated investor owned utility providing water service to approximately 36,000 people through more than 13,400 connections in Comal and southern Blanco Counties.

 

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