Stage 2 of the City’s water management plan will become effective on August 28, 2006 in order to conserve and ensure adequate water supplies for the years to come.
The landscape watering days and times for automatic irrigation or hose-end sprinklers during Stage 2 for street addresses ending in an odd number are Tuesday and Saturday and for street addresses ending in an even number are Wednesday and Sunday from 6 am – 8 am and 7 pm – 9 pm. The City is taking a proactive approach to ensure supplies are sufficient in response to the forecasted prolonged period of dry weather and to accommodate recent reductions in water production.
On July 15, 2006, the South Texas Watermaster curtailed the City’s use of surface water from the Guadalupe River by 2 million gallons a day (MGD) due to low flows in the Guadalupe River. Recently the City lost production of both Aquifer Storage and Recovery Wells due to pump failure, resulting in the use of the City’s lake storage to compensate until the wells are repaired in the near future. In addition, declining aquifer levels result in a loss of 0.486 MGD from total production, therefore the Safe Operating Capacity was adjusted on August 24, 2006 from 7.174 MGD to 6.688 MGD. For all of these reasons the City Manager is invoking Stage 2, Severe Water Conservation Conditions, effective August 28, 2006.
It is imperative that water customers keep non-essential uses of water to a minimum to conserve water for future needs should this drought continue through the fall and winter. Failure to comply with the water conservation measures currently in effect is a violation of chapter 110, article III of the Kerrville City Code and, upon conviction, may result in a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $2,000.00 per offense plus court costs. Repeated violations may also result in disconnection of water service. Please contact the City of Kerrville Public Works Department at (830) 792-8319 for further information.