City of Houston Stage Two of Drought Contingency Plan, Effective August 27, 2023

Stage Two drought response imposes the following mandatory restrictions limiting outdoor water use to twice a week between the hours of 7PM and 5AM 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.

Any water customer who violates these watering times will be issued a written warning for a first time violation. Any subsequent violations are subject to a fine up to $2,000 for each occurrence of the offense (Section 54.001 of the Texas Local Government Code).

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