Interactive Map: Texas Cities at Risk of Running Out of Water

  • November 13, 2011 | Updated: November 30, 2011

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 Groesbeck 2,079 *4,296 Navasota River 8/29/2011 12/6/2011
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
Days until projected out-of-water date
from 11/30/2011
Unknown
143 to 100 days
100 to 50 days
Less than 50 days

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