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CITY WATER WELL SYSTEM TO BE ACTIVATED
Due to the severity of the drought and in response to a request by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), the City has begun making plans to reduce its demand on surface water of Lake Buchanan. Based on current conditions, the City anticipates additional mandatory requirements may be instituted this summer which would require a minimum 20% reduction. Over the last several years, the City has proactively invested in its groundwater production capabilities to provide an alternate source of water during emergency situations, such as the extreme drought conditions we are currently facing. The City has tested all wells for compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulations and anticipates transitioning many of our customers over to well water on or about June 3rd.
Customers may notice a difference in their water during this time, as well water has a higher concentration of calcium than surface water which may be noticeable when brewing coffee, washing dishes, and during other water uses. Hand drying dishware may help with spotting.
The City will be monitoring groundwater levels closely and may need to transition back to surface water for routine tank maintenance later in the spring or if groundwater levels fall below acceptable levels. At this time, the city intends to utilize well water until lake levels recover or until mandatory restrictions are lifted.