Stage Point Triggers

Stage 1 Triggers - Mild Water Shortage Conditions
Requirements For Initiation
Customers shall be requested to voluntarily conserve water and adhere to the prescribed restrictions for Stage 1 as provided in Section XI, “Water Conservation Stages” when 1 of the following criteria are met:
  • Annually, beginning on June 1 through September 30
  • When total daily water demand equals or exceeds 70% of plant capacity for 3 consecutive days or 80% of plant capacity on a single day
  • Brazos River Authority initiates Stage 1 of their Drought Contingency Plan
  • City Manager declares a mild water shortage

Requirements For Termination 
Stage 1 of the Plan may be rescinded when all of the conditions listed as triggering events have ceased to exist for a period of 7 consecutive days or when the City Manager declares termination.

Stage 2 Triggers - Moderate Water Shortage Conditions
Requirements For Initiation
Customers shall be required to comply with the requirements and restrictions for Stage 2 as provided in Section XI, “Water Conservation Stages” when 1 of the following criteria are met:
  • When total daily water demand equals or exceeds 80% of plant capacity for 3 consecutive days or 90% of plant capacity on a single day
  • Brazos River Authority initiates Stage 2 of their Drought Contingency Plan
  • City Manager declares a moderate water shortage
Requirements For Termination
Stage 2 of the Plan may be rescinded when all of the conditions listed as triggering events have ceased to exist for a period of 7 consecutive days or when the City Manager declares termination. Upon termination of Stage 2, Stage 1 becomes operative unless otherwise determined by the City Manager.

Stage 3 Triggers - Severe Water Shortage Conditions
Requirements For Initiation
Customers shall be required to comply with the requirements and restrictions for Stage 3 as provided in Section XI, “Water Conservation Stages” when 1 of the following criteria are met:
  • When total daily water demand equals or exceeds 90% of plant capacity for 3 consecutive days or 95% of plant capacity on a single day
  • Brazos River Authority initiates Stage 3 of their Drought Contingency Plan
  • City Manager declares a severe water shortage
Requirements For Termination
Stage 3 of the Plan may be rescinded when all of the conditions listed as triggering events have ceased to exist for a period of 7 consecutive days or when the city manager declares termination. Upon termination of Stage 3, Stage 2 becomes operative unless otherwise determined by the City Manager.

Stage 4 Triggers - Emergency Water Shortage Conditions
Requirements For Initiation
Customers shall be required to comply with the requirements and restrictions for Stage 4 as provided in Section XI, “Water Conservation Stages” when 1 of the following criteria are met:
  • Major water line breaks, or pump or system failures occur, which cause loss of capability to provide water service
  • Natural or man-made contamination of the water supply source
  • Brazos River Authority initiates Stage 4 of their Drought Contingency Plan
  • City Manager declares an emergency water shortage
Requirements For Termination
Stage 4 of the Plan may be rescinded when all of the conditions listed as triggering events have ceased to exist for a period of 7 consecutive days or when the city manager declares termination. Upon termination of Stage 4, Stage 3 becomes operative unless otherwise determined by the City Manager.