• Choke Canyon Reservoir Levels Remain Low
    Rains that have filled reservoirs throughout much of Texas over the past year continue to miss the Frio River watershed that feeds Choke Canyon Reservoir. Choke Canyon was at 33% of capacity on February 8th. The same day Lake Corpus Christi was at 80% of capacity and Lake Texana was at 98% of capacity. The three reservoirs are the source of water for almost 500,000 Coastal Bend residents and all the region's industrial water users.

  • Ingleside Remains Under City-Wide Advisory
    February 9, 2016 - The City of Ingleside remains under a water quality advisory, a precaution suggested by the EPA.  City water is safe to drink for all those 6 years of age and older. The City has issued a "do not drink the water" health advisory for "affected persons" -- children under age 6 and anyone with a compromised immune system.  This notice covers the entire area served by the city water system.   More information on the advisory can be found at the City of Ingleside website (HERE). Please also see the Ingleside ISD website for related information concerning the school district.

    The advisory does not apply to any oher community in the North Bay area. The San Patricio Municipal Water District is the wholesale provider of drinking water to municipal water systems in Odem, Taft, Portland, Gregory, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Ingleside on the Bay, Rockport-Fulton and several water supply corporations.  Sampling by the District indicates that water quality in the district’s treatment and transmission systems is well within Drinking Water Guidelines.  The District continues regular sampling and testing to monitor the drinking water being delivered to municipal water providers. .
  • Once-A-Week Lawn Watering Restriction Stays in Effect
    The Coastal Bend Region is in the process of updating mandatory water use restrictions to reflect the successful conservation efforts achieved by area communities during the past year. Using authority set up in contractual agreements, Corpus Christi has elected to keep area communities under Stage 2 restrictions and to start the process of making major revisions to the region's Drought Contingency Plan. Some Stage 2 restrictions have already been eliminated.
  • District Provides 2014 Water Quality Report
    The San Patricio Municipal Water District has published its summary of the quality of water provided to customers in 2014, 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 safe and meets strict government standards. [Download Report]
  • 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]
  • District Honored for Education Programs
    The Texas Association of School Boards has recognized the Water District for its continuing commitment to public education. The District has conducted water resource and water conservation education programs for many years to help students understand the importance of using water wisely. [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]
  • Don Roach Retires After 40 Year Water Career
    Don Roach has retired after 20 years as assistant general manager of the Water District. In that position he oversaw operations for the district's sprawling system and focused on project planning and water supply issues. Earlier in his career he worked for the Sabine and Trinity river authorities. He also did a stint in Saudi Arabia and built a water treatment plant in Point Comfort. He was honored by friends and co-workers in a December retirement luncheon. [Full Story]
  • Work Ramping Up on Colorado River Water Pipeline
    Contractors are ramping up field construction of the components of the $160 million Mary Rhodes Pipeline Phase 2 which will deliver water from the Colorado River to water users served by the San Patricio Municipal Water District and others in the Coastal Bend region. Miles of pipe have been manufactured and are being delivered to the pipeline route which stretches from Bay City to the existing Lake Texana Pump Station on the south side of Palmetto Bend Dam. We have a series of photos showing recent progress on the pump station, pipeline and connection to the existing 101-mile pipeline . [Full Story and Photos]
  • voestalpine Will Use Bay Water For Cooling
    Saltwater from Corpus Christi Bay will be used for cooling at the voestalpine iron processing plant when it goes into production in 2016. This step will mean the plant will not be drawing about 6 million gallons per day from the regional surface water supply that would otherwise be required. Once-through bay water cooling will require a system designed to deal with aggressive corrosion conditions. The company will also purchase approximately 700,000 gallons a day from the Water District. [Full Story]
  • Region Moves Forward to Deliver Colorado River Water
    The partners in the Corpus Christi area regional water supply system are moving forward with the 41-mile Mary Rhodes Pipeline - Phase 2 which will deliver water to the CC Bay Area from the Colorado River in Matagorda County. Pipeline easements have been acquired and pumps have been ordered. The project is expected to be delivering water through the 54-inch diameter pipeline in the second half of 2015. The project represents the completion of an effort started in 1992 to acquire the Colorado River water rights. [Full Story]

February 10, 2016
Choke Canyon Reservoir:
 (Max Elv 220.5 ft) 196.8 ft
Lake Corpus Christi:
 (Max Elv 94 ft) 91.1 ft
% of Total CCR/LCC Capacity 45.7%
% of Lake Texana Capacity 97.8%
 (Texana Max Elv 44.0 ft) 43.6 ft
About half of the water used each year by SPMWD customers comes from Lake Texana


The Coastal Bend continues to be in Drought Contingency Plan Stage 2. Residents, businesses and industry are encouraged to continue water conservation efforts. Sprinkler irrigation of lawns can be done only on one designated day per week in Stage 2.

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]