Water Resource Management Plan

The link below will take you to the Water Resource Management Plan adopted by The Town Council of the Town of Pantego on August 22, 2011. 

Water Resource Management Plan

3.4.1 Stage 1: Water Watch

All Water Users

  • Initiate mandatory restrictions to prohibit non-essential water use as follows:
    • Prohibit hosing of paved areas, such as sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, patios, or other impervious surfaces, except to alleviate an immediate health or safety hazard.
    • Prohibit hosing of buildings or other structures for purposes other than fire protection
    • Prohibit using water in such a manner as to allow runoff or other waste, including failure to repair a controllable leak within a reasonable period of time after having been given notice to repair such leak. Types of leaks include a broken sprinkler head, a leaking valve, leaking or broken pipes, or a leaking  faucet.
  • Limit landscape watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems at each service address to twice per week.
    • Residential addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) may water on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
    • Residential addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) may water on Thursdays and Sundays.
    • All non-residential locations (apartment complexes, businesses, industries, parks, medians, etc.) may water on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Foundations may be watered up to two hours on any day using a handheld hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation system placed within 240 inches of the foundation that does not produce a spray of water above the ground.
Newly installed shrubs (first year) and trees (two years) may be watered up to two hours on any day by handheld hose, drip irrigation, a soaker hose or tree bubbler. Tree watering is limited to an area not to exceed the drip line of a tree.
Skinned areas of sports fields may be watered as needed for dust control.

  • Washing of any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane, or other vehicle shall be limited to the use of a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle for quick rinses. Vehicle washing may be done at any time on the premises of a commercial car wash or commercial service station. Further, such washing may be exempt from these requirements if the health, safety, and welfare of the public are contingent upon frequent vehicle cleansing, such as garbage trucks and vehicles used to transport food and perishables.
  • Encourage reduction in frequency of draining and refilling swimming pools.
  • Encourage use of Texas native and drought tolerant plants in landscaping.

Commercial or Industrial

  • All actions listed above for all water users apply to commercial and industrial users. 
  • Identify and encourage voluntary reduction measures by high-volume water users through water use audits.
  • Encourage restaurants to serve drinking water to patrons on an “on demand” basis.