Winter Storm Uri Emergency Information

BOIL WATER AND STAGE 4 EMERGENCY HAVE BEEN LIFTED

The City of Rockport boil water advisory has been rescinded.  Water customers of the City of Rockport, Town of Fulton, Copano Cove, Copano Heights, and Copano Ridge can stop boiling their water and resume using water normally.  In addition, the water restriction plan has returned from Stage 4 to Stage 1, with once a week irrigation watering.  

Steps to take after a Boil Water Notice Has Been Removed (click here)

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2/22 WATER SYSTEM UPDATE/MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

WATER SYSTEM UPDATE 2/21 2:00 PM - The City of Rockport water system will not be turned off today.  Although the water will remain on, a boil notice remains in effect.  A determination on whether or not the boil notice can be lifted cannot be made until late tomorrow. 

FREE Drinking Water Update 2/21 12:12 pm - The drinking water fill station at the Fulton Convention Center will resume at 3:00 today.  There is a 5 gallon maximum and you must bring your own container.  Also, the Rockport Fulton Chamber of Commerce is handing out bottled water today at 1:00 on the Austin Street side of the Chamber

Message from Mayor Rios on the Water Situation 2/20

Message from Governor Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management

Burn Ban is in effect for Aransas County .. Due to the existing dryness and the availability of water this Burn Ban runs from February 19 - May 20, 2021.


STAGE 4 EMERGENCY WATER CONDITIONS went into place on February 17 due to a system outage and to prevent contamination. A BOIL WATER MANDATE is also in effect until further notice. 

 As a result, residents and businesses are prohibited from:

  • Watering yards and landscapes
  • Filling pools and ponds
  • Washing vehicles
  • Other extraordinary use of water UNLESS

Property owners using water wells, wastewater treatment plant effluent, or gray water for irrigation are exempt from the restrictions; however, the ordinance does require those users to post a sign stating the water used for irrigation is from a private well, wastewater treatment plant effluent, gray water or source other than the city's water supply. 

Violators can be disconnected from the water system. It is a separate violation to display a sign which falsely claims the water used to be from another source.

For more information on the City's Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Plan, click here.  

WATER SYSTEM UPDATE

2/19  - 8:30 am - Overnight, City of Rockport utility systems experienced supply disruptions from the water district and temporary sewer lift station failures.  As a result, customers will experience a delay of up to two hours in water being turned back on this morning.  Please continue to report any leaks to 729-1111.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation

2/18 - 10:20 AM - Water System Update 2/18 10:20 am - The water system is back on; HOWEVER - it will be GOING OFF AT NOON. It may take time to pressurize your portion of the system and begin receiving water.  Please keep an eye out for leaks and report immediately to 729-1111.

2/18 10 am - The water system is back on; however, it may take time to pressurize your portion of the system and begin receiving water.  Please keep an eye out for leaks and report immediately to 729-1111.  Remember -- Beginning around 8:00 a.m. Thursday, February 18, and each day afterwards, water will be turned on. Water will be scheduled to be turned off at 5:00 p.m. if system pressure remains at safe levels throughout the day. If water levels and/or pressures drop before 5:00 p.m., the system will be turned off. After 5:00 p.m. and until 8:00 a.m. the following day, the tanks will have time to refill.

City, County and Town offices will be closed the remainder of the week.

Shelters/Warming Stations are located at Fulton VFD (401 N. 9th St., Fulton) & Lamar VFD (302 Bois D'Arc Rd, Lamar, Texas).

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