News & Events

June 2021
Stage 1 Water Restrictions Lifted on June 8th.
Heavy rainfall in South Texas during May and June raised water levels in area reservoirs and allowed Stage 1 water conservation restrictions to be lifted on June 8th.

April 2021
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

February 2021
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 Those notices have been rapidly rescinded.

December 2020
Region Under Stage 1 Water Restrictions.
All residents of the Coastal Bend were required to follow Stage 1 water conservation restrictions as of December 28, 2020, because of low lake levels.

Summer 2020
Water Quality Report
for 2019 for SPMWD system.

April 2020
District Team 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.

April 2020
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.

2020
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]

September 2019
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)

April 2019
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]

March 2019
Infant Saved by Employee's Training and Quick Action
. An Ingleside infant was saved from choking by decisive action by two Water District employees.

March 2019
Gillespie Wins National Operator of the Year
. Water District Operations Department supervisor Jason Gillespie has been named Operator of the Year by the American Membrane Technology Association in a nationwide competition

September 2018
Water District Sweeps 2018 Awards: Best Membrane Plant, Best Plant Operator, Best Tasting Water
. The District collected three of the top awards at the recent meeting of the South Central Membrane Association.

Summery 2018
Water Quality Repor
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The San Patricio Municipal Water District has published its summary of the quality of water provided to customers in 2017, 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.

June 14, 2018
Reservoir Levels Trigger Mandatory Conservation

Years of minimal inflows to Choke Canyon Reservoir and this year's dry conditions in South Texas triggered Stage 1 of the region's mandatory Drought Contingency Plan in January 2018. The first impact was a restriction on residential lawn watering limited to once per week.

August 11, 2017
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.