Current Watering Restrictions

The City of Houston rescinded Stage Two of the Drought Contingency Plan and returned to Stage One, effective December 14, 2023. 

Stage One calls for the following voluntary water conservation efforts: 

Limit outdoor watering to twice a week between the hours of 7PM and 5AM with the following schedule:   

  • 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    

Water customers are also reminded to continue everyday efforts to prevent the loss of water:   

  • Check and repair water leaks, including dripping faucets and running toilets   

  • Check sprinkler heads to make sure water is not spraying into the street or directly into a storm drain    

These voluntary efforts will help Houston reduce water use by 5%. The public will be notified if Stage One water conservation measures have been lifted.  

City of Houston Stage One Drought Contingency Plan FAQs (coming soon)

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