Water from Lake Alan Henry is now coming into Lubbock.

The Lake Alan Henry Water Supply Project is complete following Wednesday’s ribbon cutting ceremony.

Due to the increased water supply now available, Stage 2 drought restrictions will be reduced to Stage 1 drought restrictions beginning on August 20th.

Stage 1 restrictions include:

  • Watering only between Midnight and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to midnight on the scheduled days between April 1st and September 30th.
  • Landscape irrigation allowed 2 assigned days per week,
  • Irrigation must be limited to 1.5 inches of water per zone,
  • Irrigation must be without significant runoff,
  • City operations and wholesale customers must adhere to restrictions,
  • Soaker hoses, drip irrigation, and hand watering is allowed at any time,
  • The days that irrigation can occur continue to be based on the last digit of the house or business address:

On Mondays and Thursdays, homes or businesses with an address that ends in 3, 4, 9, and 0 may water. Tuesdays and Fridays for those ending in 1, 5, and 6, and Wednesday and Saturday for those with addresses ending in 2, 7, and 8.

The City of Lubbock notes in a press release that though Lake Alan Henry provides the City with additional water, it does not totally replace the Lake Meredith water supply.

The City of Lubbock does not currently get any of its water from Lake Meredith, which is at a current depth of 30.43 feet, not far from its record low of 29.80 feet set in April of this year.

The drought is expected to continue for the rest of the summer.