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City of Edinburg to Enter Stage 2 Water Conservation

Media Contact: Roxanne Lerma
Director of Communications & Media
rlerma@cityofedinburg.com, (956) 388-8927

Date: May 1, 2024
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Mandatory compliance begins Monday, May 6, 2024

Edinburg, TX— Due to ongoing drought conditions, the City of Edinburg is entering Stage 2 Water Conservation efforts effective May 6, 2024. Several factors, including a lack of rainfall, Mexico’s scarce delivery of water under the terms of a 1944 treaty, and the combined water level at the Falcon and Amistad Dams, require that mandatory compliance begin next week.

To minimize the impact on the current water supply shortage, residents will be limited to ‘Watering Days’ based on address numbers. “Waste of Water,” such as allowing water to run off into a gutter ditch, or drain, failure to repair a controllable leak, and washing sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts, patios, or other paved areas, except to alleviate immediate fire hazards, is now prohibited.

Residential watering hours will be from 12 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Odd address numbers will be able to water on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and even address numbers will be able to water on Thursdays and Sundays.

Between 6 p.m. and 11:59 p.m., vehicles, trailers, boats, airplanes, and other mobile equipment will need to be washed using a handheld hose and bucket. Edinburg residents will still be able to use water inside their homes as usual; however, water use for non-essential purposes is restricted.

For questions or concerns, the community is encouraged to call 3-1-1 or the Utilities Department at (956) 388-8212 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If after-hours or on weekends, residents are asked to contact the Water Plant at (956) 388-8220.