Editor's Note: According to a November 16 article in the Austin American-Statesman, Cedar Park and Leander have been removed from the high-priority list. Cedar Park, in an online statement, said that its placement on the list resulted from a "miscommunication." They have been removed from the map.
Eleven communities across Texas are on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s “high priority” water list, which covers cities and towns that either could run out of water within six months if nothing changes (like rainfall or a new pipeline connection) or do not know how much water they have remaining.
Use the map below to see where each community is located. Each location is color coded by how many days away the projected out-of-water date is from today's publication date if the situation does not change. Click on an icon to view more detailed information, or use the table below.
* The city of Groesbeck's population as of the 2010 Census is 4,296, but due to the way population is counted this does not take in account the 1,000 bed prison located in the city. Groesbeck serves 6,000 individuals' water needs daily, including prisoners and school children.
^ The population listed for the city of Robert Lee includes the 550 people at the Coke County Water Supply Corporation.
|County||Water Supplier||Connections||Population||Source||TCEQ Notified||Out of Water|
|Burnet||Windermere Oaks Water Supply Corporation||232||696||Lake Travis||9/19/2011||Unknown|
|Coke||Robert Lee||652||^1,524||Lake EV Spence and Mountain Creek Reservoir||8/29/2011||3/1/2012|
|Coke||Coke County Water Supply Corporation||233||550||SWP from City of Robert Lee||8/29/2011||3/1/2012|
|Comal||Amber Creek Mobile Home Park||24||72||3 Trinity wells||8/29/2011||3/31/2012|
|Kaufman||Kemp||759||2,277||Cedar Creek Reservoir||8/29/2011||3/31/2012|
|Limestone||SLC Water Supply Corporation||525||1,575||Lake Limestone||8/29/2011||4/6/2012|
|Real||Oakmont Saddle Mountain||103||309||2 Edwards-Trinity wells||8/29/2011||2/28/2012|
|Sabine||Pendleton Harbor||195||576||Toledo Bend Reservoir||8/29/2011||12/6/2011|
|Tarrant||Cooley Point||52||156||2 Paluxy and Twin Mountain-Travis Peak wells||8/29/2011||3/31/2012|
|Walker||Frisby's Landing||25||75||1 Jackson Group well||8/29/2011||2/12/2012|
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