The well at the Spicewood Beach Regional Water System appears to have stabilized after the rainfall in the upper basin Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The water level was holding steady Wednesday afternoon as demand on the system dropped.
However, Stage 4 restrictions are still in effect for the Burnet County communities of Spicewood Beach, Lakeside Beach, Lake Oaks, Eagle Bluff and Spicewood Elementary School in the Marble Falls Independent School District. All outdoor watering is now prohibited and customers are strongly urged to eliminate all nonessential use of water.
LCRA moved the area to Stage 4 restrictions after tests showed well levels dropped 1.3 feet from Monday to Tuesday. The well level dropped a foot over the previous week, prompting LCRA to issue an urgent request for water conservation on Monday.
At this point it is not clear how much longer the well at Spicewood Beach will continue to be functional. LCRA remains committed to providing water for essential needs to the communities served by the Spicewood Beach system and is preparing to truck in water when needed. LCRA also is exploring the possibility of drilling new wells, deepening the existing wells or treating water from the lake.