• Water District Sweeps 2018 Awards:
    Best Membrane Plant, Best Plant Operator, Best Tasting Water

    The Water District collected three of the top awards at the recent annual meeting of the South Central Membrane Association. The District’s Plant C, in operation since 2000, won first place in the Large Membrane Plant category and water from the plant came out on top to win the Best Tasting Membrane Water award.  Jason Gillespie, the district’s Chief Operator and Operations Department supervisor, was presented the organization’s 2018 Outstanding Plant Operator Award. [Full Story]
  • District Provides Water Quality Report
    The San Patricio Municipal Water District has published its summary of the quality of water provided to customers in 2017, as it does each year. A copy of the report can be downloaded from this site. The report includes detailed findings and confirms that drinking water provided by the Water District continues to be safe and meets strict government standards. [Download Report]
  • Reservoir Levels Trigger Mandatory Conservation Measures
    Years of minimal inflows to Choke Canyon Reservoir and this year's dry conditions in South Texas triggered Stage 1 of the region's mandatory Drought Contingency Plan in January 2018. The first impact was a restriction on residential lawn watering limited to once per week. Choke Canyon and Lake Corpus Christi combined water levels fell to below 35% on September 8th but tropical rainfall has since pushed lake levels back up to over 50% of capacity. [Full Story]
  • Drought Management Triggers Now Better Reflect Water Supply
    The Coastal Bend regional rules determining when water use restrictions will be applied in times of drought have been revised to better reflect the expanded water supply which includes water coming from three river basins. The City of Corpus Christi, manager of the regional water supply system, revised the Drought Contingency Plan lowering triggers for each of four increasingly serious drought conditions. [Full Story]
  • Rainwater Harvesting Barrel Sale
    The City of Corpus Christi, manager of the regional water supply, is conducting a rain barrel sale. Any customer of the regional system may buy one of these rainwater harvesting units. [More Detail Here]
  • Revised Drought Management Plan Adopted
    The Coastal Bend region has adopted revised drought management and water restrictions reflecting the diversified supply available via the Mary Rhodes Pipeline which delivers water from the Navidad and Colorado Rivers. Some restrictions are in effect at all times regardless of drought conditions. By contract the San Patricio Municipal Water District is required to adopt a Drought Contingency Plan that is consistent with the plan recently adopted by the City of Corpus Christi, manager of the regional water supply. [Full Story]
  • 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]

March 20, 2019
Choke Canyon Reservoir:
 (Max Elv 220.5 ft) 206.4 ft
Lake Corpus Christi:
 (Max Elv 94 ft) 94.0 ft
% of Total CCR/LCC Capacity 67.0%
% of Lake Texana Capacity 99.4%
 (Texana Max Elv 44.0 ft) 43.9
About half of the water used each year by SPMWD customers comes from Lake Texana


Coastal Bend residents, businesses and industry are encouraged to make water conservation part of their daily routine. Sprinkler irrigation of lawns is prohibited from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency Plan is in effect restricting lawn irrigation to once per week.

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 river water to our processing plants, turning it into drinking water and then delivering it to our wholesale customers. [TOUR]