The city of Houston announced they will be entering stage two of the Drought Contingency Plan, which will go into effect on Sunday.
Houston Public Works has asked residents for cooperation to conserve water due to an increased demand for water and pipe issues due to the extreme summer weather conditions.
The conservation measures are due to the significant drop in annual rainfall and drought conditions, which causes stress on the water system, according to city officials.
How do Stage Two mandatory water use restrictions affect water customers?
Stage Two drought response imposes the following mandatory restrictions limiting outdoor water use to twice a week between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. with the following schedule:
• Sundays and Thursdays for single-family residential customers with even-numbered street addresses
• Saturdays and Wednesdays for single-family residential customers with odd-numbered street addresses
• Tuesdays and Fridays for all other customers
• Any outdoor water use that drains onto adjacent properties or public or private roadways or streets or gutters is prohibited.