Members of the board of directors of the Brown County Water Improvement District No. 1 will consider action that will move the district’s Drought Contingency Plan status from Stage 3 to Stage 2 when they meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The October meeting will be held at the water district office at 501 E. Baker, Brownwood.
The agenda posted Friday by the district shows consideration of the board of changing the current drought stage as one of its action items. Heavy rains in the Brownwood area as well as north of the city in the Lake Brownwood watershed have resulted in signficant water runoff that has been captured by the lake.
As of late Saturday, the level of Lake Brownwood has risen by more than four feet, from 1,411.61 on the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 29, to 1,415.86.
The district and the water delivery systems which use Lake Brownwood water — either treated or untreated — from the water district have been at Stage 3 for the past year. The last time Stage 2 was in effect, outside watering was prohibited for six hours a day, but days of the week were not regulated. In Stage 3, odd-numbered addresses can water during certain hours outdoors on Mondays, with even-numbered addresses can water on Tuesdays.
The water board is also expected to consider proposals regarding Flat Rock Park and Kirkland Dock, and will receive the final draft of a feasibility study on ground water.