BPUB's Drought Contingency plan uses watering rules and restrictions to manage the region's water resources. The rules & restrictions limit water use based on specific levels of the Amistad/Falcon Resiviors or when other water emergencies strain the system.
Stage 1 is automatically initiated every year on May 1, or when the Amistad and Falcon Reservoirs levels reach 51%.
Stage 2 is activated when the Amistad and Falcon Reservoirs levels reach 25%.
Stage 3 is activated when the Amistad and Falcon Reservoirs levels reach 15%.
Stage 4 is activated when one or more of the following conditions: 1) Major line breaks or pump or system failures occur, which cause unprecedented loss of capability to provide water service or 2) Natural or man-made contamination of water supply or transmission and distribution system.