Stage 4 Water Shortage Emergency

Water Use Restrictions:

  • All landscape watering is prohibited.

  • The use of water for construction purposes under special permits is prohibited. New plantings of landscaping plants are prohibited.

  • The use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicles not in the immediate interest of public health, safety, or welfare is prohibited.

  • The filling, refilling or adding water to swimming pools and jacuzzi-type pools to a maintenance level is prohibited.

  • Adding water to a maintenance level in any outdoor or indoor fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life.


Active if there are major line breaks or pump or system failures occur, which cause unprecedented loss of capability to provide water service; or

There is a natural or man-made contamination of the water supply or transmission & distribution system.

There is a significant decrease or lack of water supply.



The goal for Stage 4 is to restrict water usage to allow the Brownsville PUB system to recover from emergency conditions.