• Region Now Under Stage 2 Water Restrictions
    sprinklerMandatory water use restrictions are now in effect for customers thoughout the Coastal Bend Region. Lake levels in the Nueces River Basin slipped below 30% of total capacity in early March triggering Stage 2 of the Drought Contingency Plan including limiting sprinkler irrigation of lawns to only once every other week on designated days. This applies to all cities and public water suppliers connected to the regional water supply system. [Full Report]
  • Rainwater Honored for Service to Coastal Region
    Ed Rainwater of Rockport, a long-time member of the Water District Board of Directors, was honored Sept. 28th for his contributions to coastal research and for his leadership. A retired chemical industry executive, he served the Water District from 2006 until his retirement in 2021. He helped lead the effort to establish the Bay Education Center at Rockport Harbor and was a long-time member of the Marine Science Advisory Board associated with the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. [Full Report]
  • District Provides Water Quality Report
    The San Patricio Municipal Water District has published its summary of the quality of water provided to customers in 2022. Because customers served by Odem, Taft, Seaboard WSC and Rincon WSC received only water produced by the City of Corpus Christi during part of the year, it was necessary to provide a West Edition of the water quality report for those customers. Copies of the District Edition and the West Edition can viewed, saved and printed from this site at the links below. The Consumer Confidence Report includes detailed findings and confirms that drinking water provided by the Water District continues to be safe and meets strict government standards. [View District Report] // [View Report-West Edition]
  • TCEQ Issues Initial Coastal Bend Desal Permit
    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has granted the first of four permits that would ultimately pave the way for construction of two seawater desalination plants adjacent to the Corpus Christi Bay system. One of the two plants would be located on the ship channel west of the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge and the other would be near the La Quinta Channel in the vicinity of the San Patricio Municipal Water District's water filtration plant complex. Desalinaton as a water supply for the Coastal Bend region has been under discussion for more than 30 years. The Water District has prepared a summary of the ongoing planning process. The summary is included here. [Full Summary]
  • 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. You can download a complete copy of the San Patricio Municipal Water District's Drought Contingency Plan in this article.
    [Full Story and Plan Download]
  • Water Conservation Plan
    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]

May 26, 2024
Choke Canyon Reservoir:
 (Max Elv 220.5 ft) 191.4 ft
Lake Corpus Christi:
 (Max Elv 94 ft) 84.6 ft
% of Total CCR/LCC Capacity 27.5%
% of Lake Texana Capacity 94%
 (Texana Max Elv 44.0 ft) 43.1 ft
About half of the water used each year by SPMWD customers comes from Lake Texana


Stage 2 limits residential lawn watering by sprinkler to one day every other week. Coastal Bend residents, businesses and industry are encouraged to make water conservation part of their daily routine. Sprinkler irrigation of lawns is always prohibited from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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