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New watering schedule in effect for Calallen residents

Posted at 12:33 PM, Aug 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-07 20:16:23-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — As drought conditions worsen in the region, Corpus Christi Water (CCW) is changing the watering days for the Calallen area. The Calallen area often observes very high water demands on its watering days, creating the need for alternate watering schedules, according to a post on Facebook from CCW.

Customers in the Calallen area north of Northwest Blvd and west of U.S. Highway 77 with addresses ending in even numbers are asked to water only on Mondays before 10 am or after 6 pm. Customers with addresses ending in odd numbers are asked to water only on Wednesdays before 10 am or after 6 pm.

Corpus Christi Water Director of Water Systems and Support Services, Drew Molly, said this is because they have seen higher than usual water demand on Mondays in that area. Most recently, he noticed that 1.7 million gallons were used on the watering day in Calallen. He calls this a significant increase. Molly said the change comes to spread out the demand over two days rather than one.

“We want to make sure customers can do what they need to do for irrigation wise. But we want to make sure we’ve got the system well maintained so we can accomplish what we need to,” Molly said.

As of Monday, the water supply level has fallen to 38.1%. Molly reiterated conserving water is the best practice during this drought.

“Water conservation is something we’re all doing our part. It takes a team to do that. It can’t just be done individually. So, anytime we have an opportunity to get that message out we always look forward to it,” he said.

Molly said this change only applies to Calallen and it’s not being considered for other areas in Corpus Christi at this time.

This new water schedule is in effect until further notice.

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