• State Loan Sought for Desalination Planning Effort
    The City of Corpus Christi and the San Patricio Municipal Water District have jointly applied to the Texas Water Development Board for funding from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program to take the next necessary pre-design steps toward future desalination of seawater as a regional water supply source. [Full Story]
  • District Completing $20 Million in System Expansion Projects
    More than a dozen construction projects have been completed in the past two years or are underway that will increase capacity and enhance the Water District's delivery system flexibility. That includes projects that will ensure that adequate water is available to support the needs of major industrial employers. Projects include water transmission pipelines, storage tanks, sedimentation basins, additional microfiltration units, an industrial water pump station, an office building, a backup generator and a relocated entrance to the District's treatment plant complex on Highway 361. [Full Story & Photos]

  • Corpus Christi Ends "No Use" Notice; Did Not Apply to Customers Supplied by San Patricio District
    Water provided by the San Patricio Municipal Water District is safe to drink and was in no way impacted by the "no use" warning issued by the City of Corpus Christi on December 14th and lifted on December 18th. Residents served by water providers that get their water from the the District were not impacted. That includes residents of Portland, Ingleside, Taft, Odem, Gregory, Aransas Pass, Rockport, Fulton, Ingleside-on-the-Bay and the Rincon and Seaboard water supply systems. All these systems receive water processed at the District's filtration and treatment complex located on Highway 361 between Gregory and Ingleside. [Full Story]
  • Elevated Water Tower Demolished Without Incident
    A District-owned elevated water tower owned that had been out of service for a decade was brought down by a demolition crew on July 21st. Upgrades to the District's computerized operations management system lowered water transmission system pressures and lowered overall operating costs. The tank was built in 1969 as the system was extended to serve Aransas County. We have a video of the tank being dropped. [Full Story]
  • District Provides 2015 Water Quality Report
    The San Patricio Municipal Water District has published its summary of the quality of water provided to customers in 2015, as it does each year. A copy of the report can be downloaded from this site. The report confirms that drinking water provided by the district is continues to be safe and meets strict government standards. [Download Report]
  • District in Strong Financial Condition; Gets Clean Audit
    The Water District is financially sound and has once again received a clean opinion in its annual independent audit report. Above average rainfall in 2015 reduced water sales slightly from 2014. Debt service requirements and new regional debt on the Mary Rhodes Pipeline Phase 2 required water rate increases in 2014 and 2015. [Read More]
  • Mary Rhodes Pipeline Phase 2 Complete
    Work is now complete on the pipeline, intake and pump station components of the project that will bring water from the Colorado River at Bay City to Corpus Christi area customers including the Water District. The $160 million construction project gives area water users access to water rights purchased from the Garwood Irrigation Company in 1998. [Full Story]
  • Tom Bridges Replaces Al Nelson on District Board
    Tom Bridges has been appointed to represent the City of Portland on the Water District Board of Directors. He takes the place of Al Nelson who resigned after 30 years on the board. Bridges served 23 years as District Attorney and is now a municipal court prosecutor and lecturer. [Full Story]

June 27, 2017
Choke Canyon Reservoir:
 (Max Elv 220.5 ft) 198.9 ft
Lake Corpus Christi:
 (Max Elv 94 ft) 91.8 ft
% of Total CCR/LCC Capacity 50.1%
% of Lake Texana Capacity 93.8%
 (Texana Max Elv 44.0 ft) 42.9
About half of the water used each year by SPMWD customers comes from Lake Texana


The Coastal Bend is under Drought Contingency Plan Stage 2 restrictions. Residents, businesses and industry are encouraged to continue water conservation efforts. Sprinkler irrigation of lawns can be done only on one day per week in Stage 2. [Read More on Regional Water Conservation Rules]

The Water District has pump stations, transmissions lines, filtration plants and sophisticated control systems. Join our tour and we'll walk you through the process of bringing rier water to our processing plants, turning it into drinking water and then delivering it to our wholesale customers. [TOUR]