Water Shortage Stage Triggers

Year-Round Water Conservation



Customers are encouraged to adopt year-round water conservation practices, regardless of the season or water supply conditions. Guidelines for year-round water conservation as provided in Section X, “Water Shortage Response”  remain in effect until the City Manager declares a water shortage. Year-round water conservation automatically resumes upon termination of all water shortage stages. Peak season for water use in Temple is the period from June 1st to September 30th, and special attention to water conservation in this period is critical to protecting valuable drinking water resources.

Moderate Water Shortage

 

Requirements For Initiation


Customers shall be required to comply with the requirements and restrictions for Moderate Water Shortage as provided in Section X, “Water Shortage Response” when 1 of the following criteria are met:
  • When total daily water demand equals or exceeds 85% of plant capacity for 3 consecutive days or 90% of plant capacity on a single day
  • Brazos River Authority initiates Stage 2 of their Drought Contingency Plan
  • City Manager declares a moderate water shortage

Requirements For Termination


Declaration of Moderate Water Shortage may be rescinded when all of the conditions listed as triggering events have ceased to exist for a period of 7 consecutive days or when the City Manager declares termination. Upon termination of Moderate Water Shortage, the standard condition of Year-Round Water Conservation becomes operative.

Severe Water Shortage


Requirements For Initiation


Customers shall be required to comply with the requirements and restrictions for Severe Water Shortage as provided in Section X, “Water Shortage Response” when 1 of the following criteria are met:
  • When total daily water demand equals or exceeds 90% of plant capacity for 3 consecutive days or 95% of plant capacity on a single day
  • Brazos River Authority initiates Stage 3 of their Drought Contingency Plan
  • City Manager declares a severe water shortage

Requirements For Termination


Declaration of Severe Water Shortage may be rescinded when all of the conditions listed as triggering events have ceased to exist for a period of 7 consecutive days or when the City Manager declares termination. Upon termination of Severe Water Shortage, water use requirements and restrictions of Moderate Water Shortage become operative unless otherwise determined by the City Manager.

Emergency Water Shortage

 

Requirements For Initiation


Customers shall be required to comply with the requirements and restrictions for Emergency Water Shortage as provided in Section X, “Water Shortage Response” when 1 of the following criteria are met:
  • Major water line breaks, or pump or system failures occur, which cause loss of capability to provide water service
  • Natural or man-made contamination of the water supply source
  • Brazos River Authority initiates Stage 4 of their Drought Contingency Plan
  • City Manager declares an emergency water shortage

Requirements For Termination


Declaration of Emergency Water Shortage may be rescinded when all of the conditions listed as triggering events have ceased to exist for a period of 7 consecutive days or when the City Manager declares termination. Upon termination of Emergency Water Shortage, water use requirements and restrictions of Severe Water Shortage become operative unless otherwise determined by the City Manager.