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Citations for Stage 1 water restrictions to begin next week

Fines for water citations could reach $500; enforcement will include nights and weekend
Drought
Posted at 3:12 PM, Jul 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-21 16:12:26-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The City of Corpus Christi will start issuing citations on Monday for violations of the Stage 1 water restrictions the city put in place on June 14.

A press release from the city stated a citation will be issued to residents, if they are found watering outside of their allotted days and times.

The citation is a class C misdemeanor and could result in a fine of up to $500 per violation, per day.

“The drought impacting our region shows no sign of relenting,” City Manager Peter Zanoni said in the release. “This is a serious situation, and we need everyone in the community to conserve water. The city will enforce watering rules during the week and on nights and weekends. To avoid a citation, only water on your trash day.”

To report a water violation, residents can dial 311. For more information on Stage 1 water restrictions and ways to conserve water, click here.