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City begins Condition 3 drought restrictions
by Gary Kent
Apr 27, 2012 | 1054 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE — The City of Beeville has initiated “Condition 3” drought restrictions.

That condition automatically kicks in when the level of Lake Corpus Christi reaches 30 percent of its capacity.

Currently, the level of the reservoir is at 30.80 percent of capacity.

Interim City Manager Deborah Ballí said the condition means city residents must observe water use restrictions.

Those include:

•City residents may reduce lawn watering to once every five days.

•No irrigation of vegetation between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

•No water will be allowed to run off yards or plants into gutters or streets.

•No defective plumbing will be permitted in anyone’s home or business establishment. Any defective plumbing must be repaired to stop leaks. That includes water closets, underground leaks or leaks in faucets or taps.

•Allowing water to flow constantly through a tap, hydrant, valve or any other connection to the city’s water system is also prohibited.

The current drought restrictions were approved by the City Council as part of its Water Conservation and Emergency Water Management Plan in 2009.

The same conditions will exist in Corpus Christi and all other municipalities that take public water supplies from Lake Corpus Christi.

The restrictions will remain in effect until lake levels rise again.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.
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