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NHCRWA Implements Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency Plan Effective 8/16/23

Due to the issues at the City of Houston’s NEWPP, the Authority is experiencing difficulties in meeting the high demand under the extreme weather conditions. The Authority is implementing Stage 1 of our Drought Contingency Plan immediately. The Authority’s Drought Contingency Plan request that any customer receiving water from the

Authority or well owner whose well is included under the Authority’s

Harris-Galveston Subsidence District aggregate water well permit:

  • Check for and repair all leaks, dripping faucets, and running toilets.

  • Utilize water conservation measures such as displacement bags, low-flow shower heads and leak detection tablets. Additional water conservation tips can be found at;

  • Limit irrigation to no more than two days per week, between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. following the schedules below:

    • 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.

    • No watering on Mondays.

Compliance to the above recommendations is voluntary.

You can find the official NHCRWA announcement on the NHCRWA website.


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