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City of Katy issues mandatory water restrictions for residents after reaching Stage 3 Severe Drought Conditions

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KATY, Texas – The metropolis of Katy has issued a mandatory water restriction for residents as the town is now in Stage 3 Severe Drought Conditions.

The mandatory water restrictions go into impact instantly based mostly on the City’s Drought Contingency Plan.

Watering is proscribed to 2 days per week, between midnight to eight a.m. and eight p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Residents can solely water on assigned days and no watering on Mondays, in accordance with the town.

According to the town’s web site, underneath the Stage 3 extreme drought plan, the mayor can set a purpose for better water use discount and may order the implementation of any of the actions listed under, as deemed obligatory:

  • Continue or provoke any actions out there underneath Stages 1 and a pair of.

  • Implement viable different water provide methods.

  • Discontinue metropolis authorities water use for panorama irrigation, besides as wanted to stop basis injury and protect new plantings.

  • Initiate mandatory water use restrictions as follows: – Prohibit hosing of paved areas, buildings, home windows, and any hard-surfaced areas. – Prohibit operation of decorative fountains. – Prohibit washing or rinsing of automobiles by hose. – Prohibit utilizing water in such a way as to permit runoff or different waste.

  • Limit panorama watering at every service deal with to twice per week between the hours of 12 a.m. to eight a.m. and eight a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (based mostly on the final digit of the deal with as outlined in Table 13.10b under).

  • Prohibit draining and filling of current swimming pools and filling of new swimming pools. (Pools could add water to exchange losses throughout regular use.)

  • Prohibit the institution of new landscaping.

Those who’re in violation of the Drought Contingency Plan inside the City of Katy or from a Katy utility buyer could be reported by clicking the link here.

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