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Announcement of Stage One Water Conservation


Notice from the General Manager

Announcement of Stage One – Mild Water Shortage Conditions

June 14, 2018


For the last couple of years rain and temperatures in June have been moderate. This year is not the same. Temperatures have been unseasonal high with little rain. These conditions are naturally increasing the demand for water from the Corporations’ water system. The Corporation relies on well water to satisfy that demand. The wells in some areas of the water system are starting to exhibit signs of decreasing production. The Corporation therefore requests that members be mindful of the use of water.

Stage One Response


Goal: Voluntary 5% reduction in daily water demand


Supply Management: Unless a specific request is made the Corporations’ staff will discontinue the flushing of water mains.


Voluntary Water Use Restrictions:


  1. Water customers are requested to voluntarily limit the irrigation of landscaped areas to Sundays and Thursdays for customers with a street address ending in an even number (0,2,4,6,8), and Saturdays and Wednesdays for water customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1,3,5,7,9), and to irrigate landscapes only between the hours of midnight and 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM to midnight on designated watering days.
  2. All operations of the Jarrell-Schwertner Water Supply Corporation shall adhere to water use restrictions as noted above.
  3. Water customers are requested to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water for non-essential purposes.Your cooperation in conserving water will assist the Corporation from having to institute more restrictive Stage Responses. If you have any questions concerning the conservation of water or the Corporations’ Drought Contingency Plan, please contact the office at 512-746-2114 or e-mail the Corporation at office@jswatersupply.com.Thank You.