Parts of Canyon Lake, Spring Branch and Bulverde Now Under Emergency Drought Restrictions
Parts of SJWTX’s Canyon Lake, Bulverde and Spring Branch service areas moved into “emergency drought-stage conditions” today and will remain there until further notice.
The move from Stage 2 water restrictions impacts the north side of Canyon Lake (from FM 306 & FM 484 to US HWY 281), Spring Branch, and Bulverde, including Rebecca Creek, River Crossing, Singing Hills, Hidden Trails, and Edgebrook.
Not included in the emergency drought stage are the southern side of Canyon Lake including Startzville, Sattler, Vintage Oaks, Mountain Springs, and Meyer Ranch. These areas remain under Stage 2 restrictions.
In a statement today, SJWTX said high water usage demand and consumption this week, which is a non-watering week, prompted its decision.
Also, falling river levels will soon take the Sybil Lightfoot Surface Water Treatment Plant offline. A filter repair at the Canyon Lake Shores Water Treatment Plant affects another primary supply source for the utility.
Under Emergency Drought Stage, all outdoor water use is prohibited, except for what’s necessary to sustain livestock. SJWTX said avoiding outdoor water use during extreme drought conditions ensures water is available for the most critical needs and to preserve human health and safety.
Responsible use of this “precious resource” is a crucial part of how the company protects the region’s limited water supply, SJWTX said.
“Water sustainability and water conservation continue to be an essential focus for SJWTX,” the company said. “Responsible use of this precious resource is a crucial part of how we protect our limited water supply.”
For more information about the water company’s Drought Contingency Emergency Plan click HERE.
SJWTX is a state-regulated investor-owned utility providing water service in seven south-central Texas counties. The SJWTX service area surrounds Canyon Lake and includes approximately 250 square miles within Comal County and southern Blanco County.