HOUSTON – Cities across the area are implementing mandatory water restrictions due to the ongoing drought conditions.
Several municipalities have banned the use of water for landscaping, filling of swimming pools and vehicle washing.
Here is a list of cities in the area that have put these restrictions in effect.
Galveston has dropped the restrictions to Stage 2. That means residents can water their lawns again -or what's left of them- on designated days between certain hours.
The Woodlands went from a Stage 1 to a Stage 3 drought contingency plan on Thursday. James Stinson, General Manager for the MUDs said, “Lawn watering restrictions are now mandatory.” Residents with a programmable water controller can water no more than twice a week and cycles must be complete by 4:00 a.m.”
League City has dropped the restrictions to Stage 2. That means residents can water their lawns again -or what's left of them- on designated days between certain hours.
Instituting the Mandatory water bans are Jamaica Beach, the San Leon Municipal Utility District, the Bacliff Municipal Utility District, the Water Control and Improvement District 12, which covers Kemah and Clear Lake Shores and Municipal Utility District 12, which serves Bayou Vista, Omega Bay and old Bayou Vista. MUD 12 had not set a start date for the restrictions, which will ban all outdoor water use, according to a phone alert sent by the district. Texas City has dropped their restrictions to Stage 2.
Mayor Annise Parker on Monday implemented the City of Houston’s "Stage Two" water conservation plan, making the previous voluntary water restrictions mandatory for all residents.