The West Harris County Regional Water Authority (Authority) has activated Stage 2 of its Drought Contingency Plan effective September 6, 2023. Drought conditions in our region continue and have worsened. Groundwater usage within the Authority has risen dramatically. The Authority has determined that implementing Stage 2 is necessary to facilitate compliance with the Harris Galveston Subsidence District requirements.
Under Stage 2:
- All water users are asked to voluntarily reduce their water usage.
- All GRP Participants (including municipalities and districts on groundwater or surface water) are asked to implement one or more drought response measures in their respective Drought Contingency Plan.
The Authority’s operator will initiate weekly contact with water users having water supply commitments to discuss water supply and/ or demand conditions. Water use will continue to be monitored. Another notice will be issued by the Authority if the drought stage changes.
Thank you for your cooperation. Drought conditions impact all of us. Please stay informed, use common sense, and avoid wasting water.
Due to the ongoing drought conditions, [hot and dry weather conditions], the water supply system of Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 46 cannot continue to provide water at the customary levels e:ir pressures. In accordance with the Drought Contingency Plan (the “Plan”), you are hereby notified that Water Use Restrictions are now in effect. You are asked to reduce indoor water use voluntarily, and the following restrictions on outdoor water use are in effect:
All outdoor water usage, including, but not limited to, lawn and garden watering, car washing, and window washing, shall be limited as follows and must be done with a hand-held hose with a manual on-off nozzle:
- Only Customers with even-numbered addresses may use water outdoors on Sundays and Thursdays, and only Customers with odd-numbered addresses may use water outdoors on Saturdays and Wednesdays. In the event no street address exists, only users living on the north and west side of a street may use water outdoors on Sundays and Thursdays, and only Customers on the south and east side of a street may use water outdoors on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
- Outdoor water use shall be prohibited between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight).
Failure to comply with the Water Use Restrictions is deemed a violation of the Plan and will result in the termination of water and sewer service to your property. Water and sewer service will not be restored until non-compliance is discontinued and a reconnect fee of $100 is paid.
The Board of Directors appreciates your cooperation and perseverance during this Moderate Drought. Once the Moderate Drought ends, we will notify you and you may then return to normal usage.
Very truly yours,
Board of Directors