HOUSTON – The City of Houston has announced that it has entered Stage One of its drought contingency plan as of Tuesday, according to a release.
The plan calls for water conservation measures when there is an observed drop in annual rainfall amounts and higher-than-normal daily temperatures.
As record temperatures continue to heat up and stay consistent, city leaders recognize the impact the weather has on Houston. According to the release, the city’s service area is experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions.
Here are the following efforts being called for during Stage One drought response:
Water customers are also reminded to continue everyday efforts to prevent the loss of water:
These voluntary efforts will help Houston reduce water use by 5%, according to the release. The public will be notified when Stage One water conservation measures have been lifted.