GBRA Initiates Stage I Drought Measures for Cordillera Ranch and Comal Trace

Posted: May 14, 2015

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LaMarriol Smith, GBRA, (830) 379-5822,

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) officials on Thursday initiated Stage I drought measures for Cordillera Ranch and Comal Trace as part of the “Mild Water Shortage Conditions” of the GBRA Drought Contingency Plan. Stage I came into effect May 1 and will continue through Sept. 30.

Under the plan, the following Water Use Restrictions for Reducing Demand are as follows:

1.       Customers are required to limit landscape watering to twice per week between the hours of  midnight to 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight according to the following schedule:

a.   Even-numbered addresses are allowed lawn watering two days per week, on Tuesday and Friday.

b.   Odd-numbered addresses are allowed lawn watering two days per week on Monday and Thursday.

c.    The watering of non-established trees, shrubs and bushes will be accomplished on the same days. Variances will be issued in newly planted lawns and landscaping.

d.   If there is no street address associated with the property, such as a parkway or if there is more than one street address associated with a single contiguous property, the irrigation days are Wednesday and Saturday.

2.       The watering of non-established trees, shrubs and bushes will be accomplished on the same days as above.

3.       All non-public swimming pools must have a minimum of 25 percent of the surface area covered with evaporation screens when not in use. Inflatable pool toys or floating decorations may be used.

4.       Water customers are requested to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes.

These restrictions and more information can be found at:

http://www.gbra.org/documents/conservation/ComalTraceConservationPlan.pdf

and

http://www.gbra.org/documents/conservation/CordilleraConservationPlan.pdf.

Questions can be directed to GBRA’s Western Canyon staff at 830-885-2639.

The GBRA was established by the Texas Legislature in 1933 as a water conservation and reclamation district. GBRA provides stewardship for the water resources in its 10-county statutory district, which begins near the headwaters of the Guadalupe and Blanco rivers, ends at San Antonio Bay, and includes Kendall, Comal, Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Gonzales, DeWitt, Victoria, Calhoun, and Refugio counties.

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