The City of McAllen might have to go into a new stage of their water conservation plan. And that would mean, certain restrictions for the residents.
95% of the Rio Grande Valley depends on two main water reservoirs. The Amistad Reservoir in Del Rio, Texas and the Falcon Reservoir in Roma. The problem is that their levels are at the lowest they’ve been in the last two years.
In 60 days, the public utilities board will have to make this decision and if the city decides to go into the new stage, that would mean new mandatory restrictions for the residents, in order to conserve water.
If stage 2 goes into effect, code enforcement officers would be able to fine residents who do not follow the new regulations.
During this 60 day period the city is asking residents to practice the new regulations. The approximately 135,000 McAllen residents will soon be receiving maps in the mail, indicating the days and hours they will be able to do certain activities using the water service.
From now until the next board meeting the public utilities board will continue to monitor the water levels. We will keep you posted if this new stage does go into effect.
Victoria Acosta-Rubio, FOX 2 News