• Billie Jo Tennill: Remembering a Coastal Bend Leader
    Water District Board President Billie Jo Tennill of Odem, a regional leader on water supply issues for decades and a friend to many, died on April 1 at age 85. She was the retired City Secretary of Odem and represented Odem on the Water District board. [Full Report]
  • Boil Water Notices Quickly Lifted
    Some of the cities and public water providers served by the Water District were under boil water notices resulting from February's extended freezing weather. Those notices have been rapidly rescinded. [Full Report]
  • Region Under Stage 1 Water Restrictions
    All residents of the Coastal Bend region who get their water from the regional water system, including the area served by the San Patricio Municipal Water District, are now under Stage 1 water conservation restrictions. The key restriction is that irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems is limited to once per week. [Full Report]
  • District Team is Covid Essential
    In the face of the ongoing pandemic, your Water District team is on the job producing the safe tap water you need at this time when hand washing and household cleaning are so important. Our operators, technicians and maintenance personnel continue working 24/7 to provide this essential service. [Full Report]
  • District Provides Water Quality Report
    The San Patricio Municipal Water District has published its summary of the quality of water provided to customers in 2019, as it does each year. A copy of the report can be downloaded from this site. The report includes detailed findings and confirms that drinking water provided by the Water District continues to be safe and meets strict government standards. [Download Report]
  • Region Planning to Move Forward on Desalination
    The Coastal Bend has submitted permit applications to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for two proposed seawater desalination facilities to be located on Corpus Christi Ship Channel and the La Quinta Ship Channel. One would be on the port Inner Harbor and the second would be in San Patricio County east of Portland. The region is also seeking a low interest loan to fund design and construction of the first of the two proposed plants which will provide uninterruptible water for the regional supply system. (Full Story)
  • Information About COVID-19
    The US EPA points out that COVID-19 has not been detected in drinking water supplies. That includes water provided by the San Patricio Municipal Water District. The COVID-19 virus is a type of virus that is particularly susceptible to disinfection and standard treatment processes like those used by the Water District. Customers should continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual. [More Information]
  • Revised Water Conservation Plan Approved
    The Water District Board of Directors has adopted a revised Water Conservation Plan. State rules require that the plan be updated every five years. The plan is also required to be consistent with the plan adopted earlier this year by the City of Corpus Christi which by contract manages surface water supplies in the region. The Water District's plan is available on this site. [Link to Plan Document]
  • District Adopts Updated Drought Management Plan
    The Water District has adopted an updated Drought Contingency Plan which is consistent with the restrictions that apply to everyone supplied by the regional water system managed by the City of Corpus Christi. Plan revisions are designed to better reflect the expanded surface water supply available to Coastal Bend customers including Lake Texana and Colorado River water rights. Because the current combined lake level is at 67%, the region is NOT in a water shortage condition. You can download a complete copy of the San Patricio Municipal Water District's Drought Contingency Plan in this story.
    [Full Story and Plan Download]
  • Water District Sweeps Awards
    The Water District collected three of the top awards at the recent annual meeting of the South Central Membrane Association. The District’s Plant C, in operation since 2000, won first place in the Large Membrane Plant category and water from the plant came out on top to win the Best Tasting Membrane Water award.  Jason Gillespie was presented the organization’s 2018 Outstanding Plant Operator Award.
    [Full Story]
  • District Completes $20 Million in System Expansion Projects
    More than a dozen construction projects have been completed in the past few years to increase capacity and enhance the Water District's delivery system flexibility. That includes projects that will ensure that adequate water is available to support the needs of major industrial employers. Projects include water transmission pipelines, storage tanks, sedimentation basins, additional microfiltration units, an industrial water pump station, an office building, a backup generator and a relocated entrance to the District's treatment plant complex on Highway 361. [Full Story & Photos]

May 11, 2021
Choke Canyon Reservoir:
 (Max Elv 220.5 ft) 197.4 ft
Lake Corpus Christi:
 (Max Elv 94 ft) 85.7 ft
% of Total CCR/LCC Capacity 36.6%
% of Lake Texana Capacity 100%
 (Texana Max Elv 44.0 ft) 44 ft
About half of the water used each year by SPMWD customers comes from Lake Texana


Coastal Bend residents, businesses and industry are encouraged to make water conservation part of their daily routine. Sprinkler irrigation of lawns is prohibited from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Water District has pump stations, transmissions lines, filtration plants and sophisticated control systems. Join our tour and we'll walk you through the process of bringing river water to our processing plants, turning it into drinking water and then delivering it to our wholesale customers. [TOUR]