• Revised Drought Management Plan Adopted
    The Coastal Bend region has adopted revised drought management and water restrictions reflecting the diversified supply available via the Mary Rhodes Pipeline which delivers water from the Navidad and Colorado Rivers. Some restrictions are in effect at all times regardless of drought conditions. By contract the San Patricio Municipal Water District is required to adopt a Drought Contingency Plan that is consistent with the plan recently adopted by the City of Corpus Christi, manager of the regional water supply. The District's Board of Directors approved the revised plan in August. Cities served by the District must also adopt similar plans and enforce restrictions. The District's plan is available for DOWNLOAD here. [Full Story]
  • District Provides 2016 Water Quality Report
    The San Patricio Municipal Water District has published its summary of the quality of water provided to customers in 2016, as it does each year. A copy of the report can be downloaded from this site. The report confirms that drinking water provided by the district continues to be safe and meets strict government standards. [Download Report]
  • State Loan Sought for Desalination Planning Effort
    The City of Corpus Christi and the San Patricio Municipal Water District have jointly applied to the Texas Water Development Board for funding from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program to take the next necessary pre-design steps toward future desalination of seawater as a regional water supply source. [Full Story]
  • District Completing $20 Million in System Expansion Projects
    More than a dozen construction projects have been completed in the past two years or are underway that will 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]

  • Mary Rhodes Pipeline Phase 2 Complete
    Work is now complete on the pipeline, intake and pump station components of the project that will bring water from the Colorado River at Bay City to Corpus Christi area customers including the Water District. The $160 million construction project gives area water users access to water rights purchased from the Garwood Irrigation Company in 1998. [Full Story]

January 23, 2018
Choke Canyon Reservoir:
 (Max Elv 220.5 ft) 195.9 ft
Lake Corpus Christi:
 (Max Elv 94 ft) 93.3 ft
% of Total CCR/LCC Capacity 48.2%
% of Lake Texana Capacity 85.7%
 (Texana Max Elv 44.0 ft) 41.4
About half of the water used each year by SPMWD customers comes from Lake Texana


The Coastal Bend is under Drought Contingency Plan Stage 1 restrictions. Residents, businesses and industry are encouraged to continue water conservation efforts. Sprinkler irrigation of lawns is prohibited from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Water customers are urged to voluntarily water lawns only on one day per week in Stage 1.

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 rier water to our processing plants, turning it into drinking water and then delivering it to our wholesale customers. [TOUR]