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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 conservation@clwsc.com.

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.

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Countryman
    July 15, 2018 at 3:23 pm — Reply

    Forget the lawn, SAID IT BEST. If you move to the country. Be conservative. You’re NOT in California. Texas cares about our water

  2. Forget_The_Lawn
    July 4, 2018 at 9:24 am — Reply

    I don’t live in Vintage Oaks; I live in an area where everyone has a private well. But we have our water-wasters too, and it makes my blood boil every time I see someone dumping precious potable water outside on the ground.

    People, we enjoy many benefits living out in the country, but one of them is NOT lots of water. We have had droughts serious enough for aquifers to go dry, and when THAT happens, private wells on that aquifer go dry too.

    When we move out here, we don’t have the luxury of a big, thirsty, water-wasting St. Augustine lawn, like we did when we were in San Antonio, and had lots of water. Trying to maintain a lush, green lawn by watering it daily out here is just WRONG. Don’t do it. We don’t have enough water for that.

    Stop it.

    • Mary Phillips
      July 9, 2018 at 3:59 pm — Reply

      Attend tomorrow nights Comal County Conservation Alliance meeting at GVTC Auditorium 7pm. We are working with Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance on these issues. Tuesday July 10th

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