A good part of Comal County remains under “emergency water conditions” while the Texas Water Company (TWC) tries to replenish water in its storage tanks.
Any outdoor usage by either commercial or residential customers is still prohibited in many parts of the company’s service area, including subdivisions north of Canyon Lake.
However, conditions continue to improve and TWC’s Larry Jackson, director of Customer Service & Communications, said today the company will continue to monitor the situation and make a further determination on Wednesday.
“Customers have reduced water usage over the weekend, and water storage facilities continue to recover,” he said. “However, storage has not reached sufficient levels to lift the Emergency Water Condition.”
Neighborhoods and areas impacted by TWC’s order include Mystic Shores, Stallion Estates, Deer River, Lake of the Hills, Comal Hills, Cross Canyon Ranch, Cascada, Springs of Rebecca Creek, Spring Branch, Lantana Ridge, Cypress Springs, River Crossing, Oakland Estates, Bulverde, Singing Hills, Saddle Ridge, Copper Canyon, Edgebrook, Hidden Trails, Ventana, Glenwood Belle Oaks, and the City of Blanco.
Excessive demand and several ongoing main transmission-line repairs are the culprits.
Jackson said if all TWC customers adhered to the watering schedule outlined in its Stage 2 drought restrictions the company would not need to issue an “emergency watering stage.”
“While we express our thanks for customer patience as we work through this situation, we would like to remind our customers that in normal conditions, in any stage, landscape irrigation and grass watering are prohibited on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday,” he said. “And also, while certain portions of Comal County are under emergency water conditions, all remaining customers in Comal County are already in Stage 2 — one water day every other week.
“This week, July 3-6, is a non-watering week,” he said. “Therefore, this week all customers in Comal Couty should refrain from landscape irrigation and grass watering.”
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