• Elevated Water Tower Demolished Without Incident
    A District-owned elevated water tower owned that had been out of service for a decade was brought down by a demolition crew on July 21st. Upgrades to the District's computerized operations management system lowered water transmission system pressures and lowered overall operating costs. The tank was built in 1969 as the system was extended to serve Aransas County. We have a video of the tank being dropped. [Full Story]
  • District Provides 2015 Water Quality Report
    The San Patricio Municipal Water District has published its summary of the quality of water provided to customers in 2015, 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 is continues to be safe and meets strict government standards. [Download Report]
  • District in Strong Financial Condition; Gets Clean Audit
    The Water District is financially sound and has once again received a clean opinion in its annual independent audit report. Above average rainfall in 2015 reduced water sales slightly from 2014. Debt service requirements and new regional debt on the Mary Rhodes Pipeline Phase 2 required water rate increases in 2014 and 2015. [Read More]
  • 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]
  • Al Nelson Remembered for His Dedication
    Al Nelson, a long-time member of the District Board of Directors representing Portland, is remembered for his integrity and personal dedication to maintaining the District's sound financial position. Nelson died March 13 at the age of 83. He had served on the board for 30 years before resigning earlier this year because of declining health. [Full Story]
  • voestalpine Iron Processing Plant Nearing Completion
    In the next few months production will begin at the $740 million HBI (Hot Briquetted Iron) plant being build by voestalpine Texas on the La Quinta Ship Channel. The plant will produce the feedstock for making high quality steel. More than 2,000 workers were on the site at the peak of construction. The Water District has completed a pipeline supplying the plant with a portion of its process and cooling water requirements. [Full Story]
  • Tom Bridges Replaces Al Nelson on District Board
    Tom Bridges has been appointed to represent the City of Portland on the Water District Board of Directors. He takes the place of Al Nelson who resigned after 30 years on the board. Bridges served 23 years as District Attorney and is now a municipal court prosecutor and lecturer. [Full Story]
  • District Wins 1st Runner-Up in "Best Tasting Water" Contest
    The Water District is the second place winner in the 2015 "Best Tasting Water in Texas" competition conducted by the American Water Works Association - Texas Section. The contest is conducted for fun and bragging rights during a statewide conference. The District's entry came from its microfiltration plant and a small unit used to bottle drinking water. [Full Story]
  • Projects Underway to Supply Water to TPCO Pipe Plant
    Two construction projects are underway that will allow the Water District to provide up to 2 million gallons a day of treated water to the TPCO America mini mill and pipe plant under construction east of Gregory. The $6.2 million in projects include a new 36-inch La Quinta pipeline and expansion of the District's microfiltration plant, including addition of two sedimentation basins. [Full Story]
  • Mary Rhodes Pipeline Phase 2 Construction Continues
    Construction continues at multiple sites as contractors push to complete the Mary Rhodes Pipeline Phase 2 Project late in 2015. Frequent wet conditions from record rains have slowed progress. The $160 million project includes 41 miles of large diameter pipe, a major pump station and a transfer terminal into the Mary Rhodes Phase 1 system near Lake Texana. We have assembled more photos showing progress on major project elements. [Photo Gallery]

October 27, 2016
Choke Canyon Reservoir:
 (Max Elv 220.5 ft) 201.4 ft
Lake Corpus Christi:
 (Max Elv 94 ft) 93.1 ft
% of Total CCR/LCC Capacity 56.5%
% of Lake Texana Capacity 92.9%
 (Texana Max Elv 44.0 ft) 42.7
About half of the water used each year by SPMWD customers comes from Lake Texana


The Coastal Bend is under Drought Contingency Plan Stage 2 restrictions. Residents, businesses and industry are encouraged to continue water conservation efforts. Sprinkler irrigation of lawns can be done only on one day per week in Stage 2. [Read More on Regional Water Conservation Rules]

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]