Isle braces for heightened water restrictions

Isle braces for heightened water restrictions

The city is bracing for the possibility of increasing its drought contingencies to a higher level in the coming week.

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by JOHN WAYNE FERGUSON / The Daily News

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Posted on July 5, 2013 at 3:40 PM

GALVESTON, Texas -- The city is bracing for the possibility of increasing its drought contingencies to a higher level in the coming week.

On Tuesday, officials used a citywide alert system to send out a reminder that the city is under Stage 2 restrictions, which limits lawn watering and other activities to two days a week.

City spokeswoman Elizabeth Rogers said that if water level conditions do not improve in the next week, the city will have to move to Stage 3 of its drought contingency plan. Stage 3 limits watering to one day per week. She said if drought conditions continued after that, the city would have to consider moving to a complete ban on watering.

Click here to read more at The Galveston County Daily News.

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