To obtain a water contract from LCRA, customers are required to develop and file an approved drought contingency plan. LCRA's drought contingency plan rules apply to all water sale contracts, and cover retail, wholesale, irrigation (for golf courses), industrial, agricultural and recreational water uses.
The purpose of these plans is to establish a process for water customers to reduce water use during periods of drought, a common occurrence in semi-arid Central Texas. Customers can help maintain water supplies by implementing their drought contingency plans during water shortages.
Model drought contingency plans
The drought contingency plan rules do not apply to water contracts for non-municipal uses with a maximum annual quantity of 10 acre-feet or less and a term of three years or less.
Below are links to model drought contingency plans developed by LCRA or the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Please reference LCRA's drought contingency plan rules
first when preparing a plan. Customers are not required to use these sample plans, but they are provided as a resource to help customers to prepare acceptable plans. Additional sample plans for more specific uses can be found on the water supply contracts
For more information on drought contingency plans or LCRA's water conservation programs, contact (512) 473-3200, Ext. 2230, or e-mail us through Ask LCRA.