Victoria County residents no longer have to monitor water usage

Public Works Director explains how the city monitors drought conditions

VICTORIA, Texas – A few months ago Victoria County residents were asked to limit their water usage due to drought conditions. Victoria County is no longer under a drought contingency and no longer has to monitor water usage.

“The river dropped below a certain level, where we couldn’t pump the volumes that we need to supply the citizens for service water. So what we do is go into a contingency stage, a drought contingency where we request people to voluntarily monitor their water. Well now that we’ve had some decent rains in the last few weeks and months, the river levels have come up and stayed up for 14 days which allows us to get off the drought contingency plan,” said Ken Gill, Public Works Director for the City of Victoria.

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