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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Stage 1 Drought Contingency in Effect

The City of Fair Oaks Ranch Utilities (FORU) has reached the threshold to initiate Stage 1 drought responses under the Drought Contingency Plan as of April 26, 2022.

 Initiation of Stage 1 begins when two (2) of the three (3) conditions are met: 
(1) The static water level in the FORU observation well averages less than or equal to 1045 feet above mean sea level for fifteen (15) consecutive days - MET
(2) The water system’s average daily production of Trinity Aquifer groundwater for the same fifteen consecutive days exceeds 1.2 million gallons per day - MET
(3) Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority implements Stage 1 water reduction requirements from their drought contingency plan.

Drought Restrictions:

  • To aid in water conservation, please reduce the use of all nonessential water. 
  • All landscaping permits have been rescinded and no new permits shall be issued, with an exception for newly built residential homes and commercial establishments. 
  • Surcharges will go into effect for consumption over 25,000 gallons beginning May 1, 2022. 

The weather for South Texas has been warmer and dryer than usual and is expected to continue into the spring and summer months.   Please see the Drought Contingency Plan on our website for additional information or contact us at 210-698-0900.

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