Texas customers: please review the current stage of restrictions for your system, below.
Our water experts continuously monitor the water supply and demand conditions in order to be ready for a water shortage. We’re committed to doing what’s necessary to manage a potential drought situation and meet our customers’ need for water. In order to conserve the available water supply and to protect the integrity of our water supply facilities, we have adopted regulations and restrictions on the delivery and consumption of water during a drought. Please read our User Drought Contingency Plan (PDF) to learn about what we’ll do to ensure a secure public water supply.
Water Conservation Is a Way of Life
Do your part to conserve our precious supplies by small, thoughtful changes in your daily activities and habits. Small changes, if done on a large scale, add up to a big change. Every drop counts and every person can make a difference. Check out our water conservation section.
Please be respectful of our water supplies and reduce the impact of drought and water shortages by conserving water. How bad is the drought? See for yourself – a map of Texas from the U.S. Drought Monitor features areas of water shortages (new analysis released every Thursday).
Understanding Drought Water Usage Restrictions
The following applies to Texas customers of SouthWest Water-owned utilities. We use the User Drought Contingency Plan (UDCP) system to notify you of current water usage restrictions. This user-friendly conservation tool outlines the four stages of restrictions in our drought contingency plan and is meant to help you reduce the impact of drought and water shortages:
- Stage 4 – Exceptional (40% Mandatory Reduction)
- Stage 3 – Critical (30% Mandatory Reduction)
- Stage 2 – Alarm (20% Mandatory Reduction)
- Stage 1 – Mandatory (10% Mandatory Reduction)
You’ll receive a notice from us when your system moves into a new stage of restrictions, and we also publish this information here on our website. We ask all of our customers to abide by the stage restrictions as notified. For full descriptions of restrictions, please review the User Drought Contingency Plan (PDF).
The following stages of UDCP system are in effect – last updated 8/6/2015
Hornsby Bend Utility Company
Inverness Utility Company, Inc.
Stage 2 – Alarm (20% Mandatory Reduction)
Monarch Utilities I, L.P.
Stage 1 – Mandatory (10% Mandatory Reduction): Briarwood Harbor, Comanche Harbor/Ports O Call, Pine Trail Shores, Silver Saddle
Stage 2 – Alarm (20% Mandatory Reduction): Oak Trail Shores, Arrowhead Shores
Notice to Plum Creek Residents: Under extraordinary drought circumstances, we may require Plum Creek customers to further reduce consumption to meet Barton Springs/ Edwards Aquifer Conservation District drought restrictions. We will notify you should such an event occur.
SW Utility Company
Water Services Utility
Stage 1 – Mandatory (10% Mandatory Reduction): Bavarian Hills, Coolcrest, Enchanted River Estates, Oak North, Rocky Creek, Stagecoach Hills, Windmill Ranch
Stage 2 – Alarm (20% Mandatory Reduction): Cascade, Country Bend, Oak Village North, Platten Creek
Stage 3 – Critical (30% Mandatory Reduction): None.
Windermere Utility Company, Inc.
Stage 1 – Mandatory (10% Mandatory Reduction)
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