City Enters Stage 1 Drought Response

Drought Contingency Plan Mild Water Shortage Watch in Effect

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The combined capacity at Lake Corpus Christi and Choke Canyon Reservoir has fallen below 40%. In accordance with the City’s 2018 Drought Contingency Plan (DCP), the following Stage 1 – Mild Water Shortage Watch conservation actions are effective immediately:

  • Residents can use their irrigation system once a week, on resident’s trash collection day, before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.
  • Hand watering is allowed on any day using a shut off nozzle.
  • Foundations can be watered once a week with a hose or drip irrigation.
  • During Stage 1, commercial car washes and landscape nurseries are not impacted.

The City encourages residents to follow these water-wise conservation measures:

  • Avoid water run-off on streets and sidewalks
  • Check for water leaks around your home
  • Wash full loads in your laundry and dishwasher

A little bit goes a long way. To learn more about water conservation and find other helpful resources, visit  

To report water violations, visit the City’s website at and click on the “report” tab or contact the Water Hotline at (361) 826-1600.

Corpus Christi Water Utilities mission is to provide clean and quality water and wastewater services that respect our environment and our customers can depend on.

Media representatives may contact Water Utilities Public Relations Manager Christian Cabazos at (361) 826-1778 or by email at for more information.