June 21, 2011
City of Houston Implements Stage One Water
Lack of rain and record high temperatures has made it necessary to institute the City's Stage One Water Conservation Measures, as outlined in Chapter 47 in the Code of Ordinances.
The City requests residents limit lawn watering to the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. and NO more than two days per week.
Residents are asked to abide by the following schedule:
Sundays and Thursdays for customers with even-numbered street addresses
Saturdays and Wednesdays for customers with odd-numbered street addresses
The City will also be contacting large commercial water customers to request voluntary reductions in water consumption.
As required by the ordinance, City departments are instituting a water use reduction program which includes but is not limited to:
While the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department has adequate water capacity to meet the demands of its customers, the following tips can also help our customers be good water stewards during one of the most severe droughts in Texas history:
For more information please contact Alvin Wright at Alvin.Wright@houstontx.gov or call 832.395.2455.