KATY, Texas – The city of Katy has issued a mandatory water restriction for residents as the city is now in Stage 3 Severe Drought Conditions.
The mandatory water restrictions go into effect immediately based on the City’s Drought Contingency Plan.
Watering is limited to two days a week, between midnight to 8 am and 8 pm to 11:59 pm Residents can only water on assigned days and no watering on Mondays, according to the city.
According to the city’s website, under the Stage 3 severe drought plan, the mayor can set a goal for greater water use reduction and can order the implementation of any of the actions listed below, as deemed necessary:
Continue or initiate any actions available under Stages 1 and 2.
Implement viable alternative water supply strategies.
Discontinue city government water use for landscape irrigation, except as needed to prevent foundation damage and preserve new plantings.
Initiate mandatory water use restrictions as follows: – Prohibit hosing of paved areas, buildings, windows, and any hard-surfaced areas. – Prohibit operation of ornamental fountains. – Prohibit washing or rinsing of vehicles by hose. – Prohibit using water in such a manner as to allow runoff or other waste.
Limit landscape watering at each service address to twice per week between the hours of 12 am to 8 am and 8 am to 11:59 pm (based on the last digit of the address as defined in Table 13.10b below).
Prohibit draining and filling of existing pools and filling of new pools. (Pools may add water to replace losses during normal use.)
Prohibit the establishment of new landscaping.
Those who are in violation of the Drought Contingency Plan within the City of Katy or from a Katy utility customer can be reported by clicking the link here.
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