Schlitterbahn to Watch Water Consumption in Cedar Park
A new Schiltterbahn water park will open in two years in Cedar Park. It’s slated to be smaller than the New Braunfels location, but plans for the park take into consideration frequent drought conditions in Central Texas, like we have now.
Schlitterbahn spokesperson Jeffery Siebert told KUT News he was not sure how much water the company’s newest park would use. He said, at 32 gallons per person per day, the New Braunfels water park uses only a third of the water an average American uses at home every day. Siebert said the Cedar Park location would use even less water than that.
“It will all be closed, recirculated, recaptured and refiltered water,” Siebert said.
The company will buy water for the new park from Cedar Park’s water utility.
“Any business, including Schlitterbahn, would have to comply with our drought contingency plan,” said Jenny Huerta, Cedar Park’s communications manager.
Huerta explained that Schiltterbahn’s water use can be curtailed during Stage Two restrictions or worse. But Huerta said water restrictions of that severity are unlikely. She noted Cedar Park has never seen water restrictions greater than Stage Two.