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CITY OF DEL RIO
From the Office of the City Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2015

STAGE 1 WATER RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE


Del Rio, TX – Due to the Bedell tanks reaching 25 feet on July 24, 2015 at 3:26 a.m., which satisfies three consecutive days per protocol, the City of Del Rio is lifting Stage 4 requirements and implementing the voluntary Stage 1 water restrictions. We will lift the Stage 1 voluntary restrictions once the repaired pump at the East Springs has been installed and is fully operational.

This action is based on the Water Conservation Plan and Drought Contingency and Water Emergency Plan. Per ORDINANCE NO. O: 2014 – 030, the Stage 1 restriction is defined as "Mild Water Shortage."

The objective of Stage 1 restrictions is to increase public awareness of water supply conditions, and reduce daily total water demand to at or below 95% of the average of the 30 days prior to the initiation of the drought plan.

The City of Del Rio is requesting that all citizens cooperate with the following Voluntary Use Restrictions until further notice:

  • Water customers shall be encouraged to voluntarily limit outdoor water use participating in the five-day watering schedule for outdoor water use.
  • Outdoor water use shall be discouraged between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. These time restrictions do not apply to:
  1. hand-held hoses equipped with a positive pistol grip nozzle or other device that automatically shuts off water when the hose is not in use;
  2. hand-held buckets and watering cans;
  3. drip irrigation;
  4. irrigation of commercial plant nurseries;
  5. use of reclaimed water;
  6. new landscaping during installation and the first ten (10) days following installation; and
  7. testing of new irrigation systems or existing irrigation systems being tested or under repair.
  • Water customers shall be encourage to practice water conservation and eliminate nonessential uses.
  • All operations of the City of Del Rio shall prohibit nonessential water uses.

Requirements for Initiation:

  • Water levels in the Bedell Street Storage Reservoirs do not reach 100% full during a 24-hour period, or
  • Water levels in the Bedell Street Storage Reservoirs are less than thirty (30) feet at any time, or
  • San Felipe Spring Flows fall below 25.0 MGD (1.09 cubic meters per second), or
  • Termination of Stage 2 Moderate Water Shortage

Requirements for Termination:

  • At the discretion of the Responsible Authority, which in this case is the administration of the City of Del Rio

Although we are no longer in Stage 4, the administration of the City of Del Rio would like to implement the voluntary Stage 1 water restrictions until the repaired pump at the East Springs has been installed and is fully operational. Once this pump is installed, the City of Del Rio will lift the voluntary water restrictions of Stage 1. The City of Del Rio appreciates the patience and cooperation of all its citizens with this process.

The International Boundary & Water Commission (IBWC) monitors the mean daily discharge flow from the San Felipe Spring. The San Felipe Spring flow information coupled with recorded data of a combination of surface water and groundwater as its supply, and based on historical performance data is used to determine appropriate stage levels in the Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan.

From more information on the City of Del Rio Water Conservation Plan and Drought Contingency and Water Emergency Plan, please visit:

www.cityofdelrio.com/waterconservation

Click here to view the Water Test Results 7-24-2015

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WAYS TO PREVENT THE MOSQUITO POPULATION 
  • KEEP PROPERTY CLEAN AND CUT TO A MINIMUM
  • REMOVE TIRES FROM PROPERTY
  • CLEAN OUT GUTTERS OF FOLIAGE
  • MONITOR POTS FOR PLANTS THAT HOLD WATER
  • EMPTY OUT BUCKETS, BIRD BATHS, TIRES, POOLS, AND ANYTHING THAT CAN HOLD WATER FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.
  • REPORT ANY ABANDONED HOUSE THAT HAVE UNKEPT POOLS.
     

WE ONLY SPRAY WHEN WEATHER PERMITS
(10 MPH OR LESS WIND SPEED) 

WE SPRAY IN THE EVENING WHEN THE MOSQUITOS ARE MOST ACTIVE

WE LARVACIDE ALL DRAINAGE AND HOLD WATER PONDS AFTER A RAINFALL.

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Water & wastewater rates for all citizens of Del Rio increased effective November 3, 2014 in pursuant to Ordinance NO. O:2014-110.  The minimum monthly water bill for the first three thousand (3,000) gallons consumed shall be based on the customer's meter size - review the schedule here.
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