Victoria close to stricter water use rules

Aug. 14, 2013 at 3:14 a.m.
Updated Aug. 15, 2013 at 3:15 a.m.

Victoria residents could see tighter restrictions on water if conditions do not improve by September.

The city is already in Stage 2 of the drought plan, which limits the hours of watering and other activities. However, if the river level continues to dip below the state requirement, the city would enter Stage 3, which calls for restrictions on the days of watering and other activities.

The water flow is currently at 164 cubic feet per second. The state requirement is 300.

Although that requirement drops to 150 cubic feet per second in September, the Guadalupe is flirting with that threshold.

Stage 3 would also ban the operation of ornamental fountains and pools that do not support aquatic life. It also limits restaurants from serving water unless requested.



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