City Urges Continued Water Conservation with Delay of Stage 3 Water Restrictions
The City of Corpus Christi announced the delay of stage 3 water restrictions earlier today. Several factors have contributed to the delay including stable lake levels, changing weather patterns and logistical requirements for implementation of stage 3 measures. “Citizens should use the time to increase their water conservation efforts and prepare for additional restrictions,” said Gus Gonzalez, water operations director. “Summer temperatures usually translate into increased water usage which means the City could enter stage 3 restrictions at any time,” added Gonzalez.
The area remains in drought conditions and residents should make every effort to conserve water. If conditions continue unchanged, officials estimate entry into stage 3 water restrictions sometime in June. In the meantime, city officials are implementing a variety of measures to insure compliance when stage 3 is implemented including additional enforcement efforts, special permitting and increased water conservation education. “The community has the opportunity to make wise water use a way of life,” said Gonzalez. “If we make water conservation a priority, our water resources will last longer which in turn benefits the entire community,” added Gonzalez.
For more information about water conservation or current stage 2 water restrictions visit the city website at www.cctexas.com.