City Declares Mandatory Stage 2 Water Restrictions

All Water Customers Urged to Conserve Water

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX –The City of Corpus Christi's combined reservoir storage levels have dropped below 30%, triggering Stage 2 Water Shortage Conditions. As of March 12, City Manager Peter Zanoni has implemented Stage 2 Watering Restrictions consistent with City Council approved policy in the Drought Contingency Plan. Corpus Christi Water customers have been in Stage 1 Water Restrictions since June 14, 2022 (636 days).

The water restrictions apply to all CCW customers in Corpus Christi, including residential, multi-family, commercial and industrial.

The following Stage 2 Water Restrictions are now in effect:

  • Outdoor watering with irrigation or sprinklers is permitted once every other week on residential trash pickup day before 10:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m.
  • Outdoor watering in the Calallen area will be based on the last digit of the customer's address.
  • City crews will continue to prioritize responding to water system repairs and leaks.
  • The City will continue ongoing educational outreach on restriction requirements and water level awareness.
  • Citations will be issued for failure to follow Stage 2 water restrictions after warnings have been given. The citation could result in fines of up to $500 per violation per day. Enforcement includes nights and weekends.

Irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted on any day if done by a hand-held hose (with a positive shut-off valve), a faucet filled bucket of 5 gallons or by a drip irrigation system (with a positive shut-off device).

Customers can reference their specific area's watering map and schedule by visiting

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For more information, media representatives can contact Adrianna Escamilla, Corpus Christi Water Strategic Business Manager, at 361-826-1682 or  

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