South Padre Island

South Padre Island

This coastal community has a year round population plus vacationers, tourists and visitors. Its beach and bayfront settings make South Padre Island a beautiful tropical town.

 

Port Isabel

Port Isabel is a thriving seaside community with wonderful history. It is home to a historic lighthouse, the area museum and many wonderful businesses and restaurants.


   

Laguna Vista

This residential community is located on the Laguna Madre Bay. It is home to the South Padre Island Golf Course and features a library and excellent parks.


 

Laguna Heights

This community is located on the Bayfront. It is comprised of both residences and businesses and is very near the Point Isabel High School.


Welcome

Welcome to the Laguna Madre Water District in Port Isabel, Texas. Servicing South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Laguna Vista, and Laguna Heights. Click here to read about the district's history.

Latest Notices

MCL COLIFORM VIOLATION (TCR 22)


MCL Coliform Violation (TCR 22)

 

The Laguna Madre Water District / PWS ID 0310005 water system collected (2) water samples during September, 2014 that contained coliform bacteria. This water system is required to submit a minimum of 20 routine water samples each month for bacteriological analysis. Two routine samples were coliform-found and zero repeat samples were coliform-found for the month and year indicated above.


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) sets drinking water standards in Texas and has determined that the presence of total coliform is a possible health concern. Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.


For water systems analyzing at least 40 samples per month, no more than five (5) percent of the monthly samples may be positive for total coliform. For systems analyzing fewer than 40 samples per month, no more than one (1) sample per month may be positive for total coliform.

If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Mario Vela at 956-943-2626. EXT. 550

Water is safe to drink. 

To view test results go to http://dww.tceq.texas.gov/DWW/

 
WATER CONSERVATION “STAGE 2 OF OUR CONTINGENCY PLAN” CONTINUES DUE TO WATER SHORTAGE CONDITIONS

Laguna Madre Water District would like to remind its customers that we continue to be on Stage 2 of our Water Conservation Plan.  This plan was initiated several weeks ago.  Water Shortage continues to worsen since we have not had any measureable rain.  The District would like to thank its customers and ask that we continue to conserve water by adhering to the following water use restrictions:

1.       Landscape irrigation/watering your lawn will only be permitted from 7:00 p.m. through 9:00 a.m. on the following designated days:

a.       Monday & Thursday – Laguna Heights and Laguna Vista

b.       Tuesday & Friday – South Padre Island

c.       Wednesday & Saturday – Port Isabel

2.       Use of water to wash any motor vehicles, trailers, boats, airplanes, and other mobile equipment will be prohibited except on the designated landscape water hours described above.

3.       Water use for non-essential purposes is prohibited. 

4.       District customers may pick up “DYE TABLETS” at the District’s office to drop in toilet tank to detect water leak.

Any questions or concerns please call Carlos Galvan, General Manager at 943-2626 Ext. 110

 
REASONS TO CONSERVE WATER
Conserving water can help increase profits.  Some of the financial benefits to consider when evaluating water conservation are:
1. Reduced costs—water costs account for 1–2 percent of a business’ overhead. Saving water can help reduce overhead costs.
2. Increase in future water prices—water prices are set to rise above inflation. Saving water now will reduce costs in the future.
3. Production efficiency—using water efficiently will make additional water available for future production.
4. Tax benefits—many government agencies and water utilities provide rebates, grants, and tax relief to encourage water conservation. Tax benefits keep money where it belongs, in your pocket.

In Texas, various tax exemptions can be given for:
a. Rainwater harvesting systems
b. Water recycling and reuse systems
c. Desalinization systems
d. Wastewater systems certified by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
e. Brush control equipment designed to increase water availability
For more information go to our home page and
click on “WATER” tab and select
“WATER CONSERVATION”.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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contact

Laguna Madre Water District      -      105 Port Road Port Isabel, TX 78578           Tel. 956-943-2626