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Drought Management Stages 1-5
Current Status: Stage 2 Drought Warning

Contingency Plan With 5 Stages

The Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan has four stages each with a specific set of triggers and responses for the City and citizens to follow. These stages have been adopted by the City Council to clearly communicate the state of water supplies in the area and the need to conserve water resources.

Five Stages

Stage 1: Drought Watch
Stage 2: Drought Warning
Stage 3: Drought Emergency
Stage 4: Drought Disaster
Stage 5: Drought Catastrophe
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The purpose of the Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan is as follows:
•To protect and preserve public health, welfare and safety
•To maintain supplies for domestic water use, sanitation and fire protection
•To minimize the adverse impacts of water supply shortages
•To conserve the available water supply in times of drought and emergency
•To minimize the adverse impacts of emergency water supply conditions
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One of the priorities of establishing stages 1-5 is to ensure that users with the highest priority are the last to have their water use restricted. The system priority is as follows:
1. Hospitals and essential Health Care Facilities
2. Residential
3. Educational Institutions
4. Industrial
5. Commercial
6. Irrigation
7. Recreational
Water Rate Increase Benefits Everyone
Learn how the recent increase in water rates will benefit residents, visitors and businesses in Wichita Falls. Citizens asked for a plan of action and the City is prepared. See the Video
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1300 7th Street Suite 109
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Phone: (940) 761-7477

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