CLWSC Turns Off Tap in Vintage Oaks
Canyon Lake Water Service Company (CLWSC) said Stage 2 water restrictions will take effect on Wednesday for all residential and customer accounts and blamed residents in Vintage Oaks for overwatering their lawns.
The announcement on CLWSC’s Facebook page this afternoon followed angry posts on social media stating Vintage Oaks residents awakened to no water today. Residents said they received recorded phone messages and emails from CLWSC blaming the shutoff on noncompliance with drought restrictions.
One resident, posting to Vintage Oaks’ Property Owners Association site, commented: “I woke up to no water this morning and conversations with CLWSC yielded low water storage caused due to overuse in our area. They told me that they rely on us to notify them of water waste and noncompliance with drought restrictions.
“Then I received an email stating, ‘This is an important message from Canyon Lake Water Service Company. Due to high temperatures along with increased irrigation, the water storage capacity has become extremely limited in your area. Until further notice, we ask that water usage is limited to essential indoor use only. Expect important announcements about (Stage Two) Water Restrictions later this week.”
The homeowner, whose name is being withheld at her request, said landscaping requirements need to be addressed at an upcoming homeowners’ meeting on Aug. 28.
“We are in a critically short water area of Texas and conditions will only get worse as we add more homes, industries, etc. in our area,” she said. “Meyer’s Ranch is going to add another 3,200 minimum residents in the near future. The quarry will be devastating if it happens. New Braunfels is allegedly buying expensive water to meet their demands.
“My neighbors are currently installing a full front, back, and side-grass yard, presumably approved by the VO POA. The builder is watering daily and losing ground. We need to move to Xeriscaping with drip irrigation only in my humble opinion.”
About Stage 2 Restrictions
With the exception of landscape watering, all outdoor use of water is prohibited, including pool filling, at-home car washing, water fountains and at-home power washing.
Landscape watering using hose-end sprinklers and in-ground irrigation systems is limited to one day per week between 8 and 10 a.m. and varies with the last digit of street addresses:
- Monday: 0 to 1
- Tuesday: 2 or 3
- Wednesday: 4 or 5
- Thursday: 6 or 7
- Friday: 8 or 9
Residents and businesses with no address or multiple addresses (large properties, green spaces, commercial, etc.) are restricted to Wednesdays. For more information, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Vintage Oaks:
According to vintageoakstexas.com, “Vintage Oaks is a 3,900-acre master-planned community in the heart of New Braunfels offering an array of Texas Hill Country land and homes. New Hill Country homes, quiet, private, spacious land with 1–14 acre homesites, and the most amenities in the Hill Country make Vintage Oaks the easy choice for those who are building their dream home or looking to relocate or retire in the fastest growing community in San Antonio area for over four years.”
The development is located at 1110 Vintage Way, New Braunfels.