Summary: The Laguna Madre Water District Water Conservation Plan was approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in 2009. The Five-year Water Conservation Plan provides an outline of current water conservation initiatives approved by the Board of Directors of the LMWD and
conservation measures for the future. Execution of these programs will definitely help the LMWD meet its water conservation goals, and will also allow the District to save money by delaying the construction and expansion of water treatment plants and purchase of additional water rights.
The Laguna Madre Water District uses the drought and emergency contingency plan during a drought or a number of other uncontrollable circumstances that can disrupt the normal availability of the District water supply. In addition, the purpose of this plan is to conserve and limit the demand of water during emergencies in the LMWD’s water system.
Stage 1 Triggers- Voluntary conservation is the first phase of the plan. This stage is always in effect unless a higher phase is required and enacted.
Stage 2 Triggers- Mild Water Shortage Conditions. This stage initiates when the level of U.S water stored in Amistad and Falcon Reservoirs reaches 51% or 1,660,000 AF (or below). When the level of water is above this amount, this stage may be terminated.
Stage 3 Triggers- Moderate Water Shortage Conditions. This stage initiates during peak demand days such as Texas Week, Easter, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. When the level of U.S water stored in Amistad and Falcon Reservoirs reaches 25% of 834,600 MAF (or below).
Stage 4 Triggers- Severe Water Shortage Conditions- This stage initiates when the level of U.S. water stored in Amistad and Falcon Reservoirs reaches 15% or 504,600 MAG (or below). When the level of water is above this amount, his stage may be terminated.
Please review Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan for complete information.