CORPUS CHRISTI (July 28, 2014) Corpus Christi began enforcement Monday of Stage 2 conservation for all city water customers as it continues to struggle with the effects of drought.
Sprinkler irrigation is limited to one day per week, the same day as trash pickup.
Violators will first receive a notice, and then can face fines of as much as $500 per incident.
Swimming pools can only be filled on a resident's designated watering day.
Corpus Christi's Stage 1 drought contingency applies when the city's combined water storage sites drop below 50 percent capacity.
Stage 2 kicks in when the combined levels of Lake Corpus Christi and Choke Canyon Reservoir slip below 40 percent.
The Nueces River Authority reports the combined capacity Sunday was 38 percent.