Currently the Houston area is experiencing hotter and drier than normal weather conditions, which has resulted in an increased demand on our water system especially in peak hours.
HCMUD 341 receives water from the WHCRWA and therefore we fall under their drought contingency guidelines.
The West Harris County Regional Water Authority (WHCRWA) has triggered Stage 1 (voluntary reductions) of its Drought Contingency Plan due to climate and weather conditions. The Authority has determined it is necessary to trigger Stage 1 in order to facilitate compliance with the Harris Galveston Subsidence District requirements.
Wholesale changes are not required at this time, but little things can go a long way to maintaining water pressure throughout the system. Please observe to the following drought contingency
- If you have an irrigation system, reduce irrigation by 15% and change your irrigation times to earlier hours between 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. This will enhance the effectiveness of your irrigation.
Please do not water during the daylight hours, water is lost due to evaporative heat conditions.
- HOA esplanades should also be watered during the evening/night hours.
- Over irrigating is one of the largest sources of overuse in our water supply and causes high water bills. Want to know how long and how much to water? Please see https://www.watermyyard.org/#/Location.
- Patronize a local car wash instead of doing it yourself in the driveway.
- Postpone all non-essential water usage such as power washing.
- Do not drain and refill swimming pools. Only add water to replace losses from normal use.
Drought Contingency Signs will be placed within the district as a reminder.
Water supplies are under stress throughout Harris County. Small changes in water usage may help us avoid mandated changes that could be imposed on us. Thank you for your cooperation.
Water service has been restored and is safe to drink. Thank you for your patience.