Recent News & Events

July 5, 2017
District Provides 2016 Water Quality Report

The District has published its summary of the quality of water provided to customers in 2016, as it does each year. Water continues to be safe and meets government standards.

February 23, 2017
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.

January 8, 2016
District Completing $20 Million in System Expansion Project
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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 Disgtrict's delivery system flexibility.

December 18, 2016
Corpus Christi's "No Use" Notice Does Not Apply to Customers Supplied by District

This notice was posted to assure customers supplied by the Water District that they were not impacted by a notice issued by the City on December 14th directing customers inside the city not to use water for consumption or human contact. This followed a reported back-flow event involving an industrial water user. After extensive testing the City order was lifted on December 18th.

July 23, 2016
Retired Elevated Tank Safely Taken Down

An elevated water tank built by the Water District in 1969 and removed from service in 2007 was dropped by a demolition contractor without incident. The tank was dismantled and removed from the site in Ingleside.

June 28, 2016
District Provides 2015 Water Quality Report

The District has published its summary of the quality of water provided to customers in 2015, as it does each year. Water continues to be safe and meets government standards.

June 16, 2016
Coastal Bend Region Stage 2 Water Restrictions

The region continues to be under Stage 2 restrictions.

May 25, 2016
District in Strong Financial Condition

The Water District is financially sound and has once again received a clean opinion in its annual independent audit for the year 2015.

May 25, 2016
Boil Water Notice Does Not Apply to SPMWD Customers

Water provided by the District is safe to drnk with no need to boil drinking water. District water comin from our Ingleside freatment facility has passed all quality tests. The City of Corpus Christi issued a boil water notice for customers in the city on May 13th because samples showed low residual chlorine levels there. The order was terminated on May 25th.

April 7, 2016
Mary Rhodes Pipeline Phase 2 Nearing Completion

Work is expected to be complete by the end of April 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 provides access to water rights purchased from the Garwood Irrigation Company in 1998.

March 22, 2016
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.

February 24, 2016
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.

February 16, 2016
voestalpine Iron Processing Plant Nearing Completion

Construction is complete on a water line to serve the new voestalpine Hot Briquetted Iron manufacturing plant. The facility will go through testing and commissioning with full operations expected by mid 2016.

Summer 2015
Once-A-Week 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.

June 27, 2015
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]

April 23, 2015
District Wins 1st Runner-Up in 2015 Best Tasting Water in Texas Contest

San Patricio Municipal Water District is the second place winner in the 2015 “Best Tasting Water In Texas” competition conducted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) – Texas Section.

March 21, 2015
PUBLIC WATER WORKSHOPS APRIL 15

Texas A&M AgriLife workshops dealing with residential water management and municipal water system management will be held in Portland on April 15.

March 16, 2015
BIG FOOT PLATFORM SAILS AFTER TWO YEARS AT KIEWIT

The 500-foot tall Big Foot platform has sail to it operating site in the Gulf of Mexico after two years of assembly at Kiewit Offshore Services in Ingleside on the La Quinta Ship Channel.

March 13, 2015
DISTRICT HONORED FOR EDUCATION PROGRAMS

The Texas Association of School Boards has recognized the Water District for its continuing commitment to public education and conservation education.

March 8, 2015
PROJECTS UNDERWAY TO SUPPLY WATER TO TPCO PIPE PLANT

Projects are underway that will allow the District to provide up to 2 million gallons a day to TPCO America's mini mill and pipe plant.

January 4, 2015
MARY RHODES PIPELINE PHASE 2 CONSTRUCTION ON SCHEDUL
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Construction continues at multiple sites on the $160 million project. We have assembled a photo gallery showing progress on major project elements.

December 15, 2014
DON ROACH RETIRES AFTER 40 YEAR WATER CAREER

After 20 years as the District's assistant manager, Don Roach has retired to his place near Goliad on the San Antonio River. Earlier in his career he worked for the Sabine and Trinity river authorities.

November 16, 2014
MALLORY GABRO JOINS DISTRICT AS STAFF ENGINEER

Mallory Gabro, P.E., is the District's new staff engineer and will be overseeing water system and treatment expansion projects.

August 20, 2014
WORK RAMPING UP ON MARY RHODES PIPELINE PHASE 2
- Pipe has been manufactured, pumps have been ordered and initial elements at each end of the 41-mile pipeline are under construction. We have a photo gallery of early construction.

July 28, 2014
LAKE LEVELS TRIGGER STATE 2 WATER USE RESTRICTIONS
- The combined water in storage in Lake Corpus Christi and Choke Canyon Reservoir dropped below 40% in mid-July and this triggered mandatory water use restrictions for customers throughout the region.

July 6, 2014
DISTRICT IN STABLE FINANCIAL CONDITION
- An independent audit for 2013 shows the District is financially stable. Additional industrial customers will increase total water sales in the next few years.

June 26, 2014
DISTRICT PROVIDES 2013 WATER QUALITY REPORT
- The District's required annual quality report has been published and is available for download (HERE).

March 23, 2014
SUBSEA PIPE SPOOLING BASE BEING REACTIVATED
- The offshore pipe welding and spooling base at Ingleside has been acquired by EMAS AMC, Inc. which is in the process of reactivating the 120-acre facility.

February 7, 2014
REGION CELEBRATES LA QUINTA SHIP CHANNEL EXTENSION
- Regional leaders gathered to celebrate completion of the the extension of the La Quinta Channel and the new industries that are locating there.

February 5, 2014
VOESTALPINE WILL USE BAY WATER FOR COOLING
- About 6 million gallons of water per day will be saved because voestalpine plans to use saltwater from Corpus Christi Bay for cooling at its iron processing plant.

January 5, 2014
REGION MOVES FORWARD TO DELIVER COLORADO RIVER WATER
- The Coastal Bend's regional water system is moving ahead with construction of Phase 2 of the Mary Rhodes Pipeline which will deliver 35,000 acft/year from the Colorado River. Rights to that water were optioned in 1992 and purchased in 1999.