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Drought and Public Water Systems

Information about water use restrictions, drought contingency planning, and water conservation.

List of Public Water Systems Limiting Water Use to Avoid Shortages
Updated monthly, we list all public water systems in Texas that had restrictions in place as of the first of the month.

Map of Water Systems under Water Use Restriction
From the monthly report to the Texas Drought Preparedness Council, you can view a map of Texas displaying the location of public water systems that were enforcing restrictions on water use due to drought or other water shortage as of the first of the current month.

Drought Contingency Plans
Public water systems must have a contingency plan ready in case of drought or similar water shortages.

Water Conservation Planning
See planning that supports and encourages the ongoing conservation of water for all uses. Find out about water conservation plans and reports required under certain water rights, plus forms and instructions.

Drought Information from Other Agencies
Find information that is helpful with planning for drought from agencies other than the TCEQ.

Drought Impact on Texas Surface Water
Posted December 1, 2016  Updated Information


PWS Drought Contingency Plan Reporting Form
Public water systems should use the current stage of their drought contingency plan.

Emergency Planning Workshops for Public Utility Operators

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