Drought Contingency Plan
When is the Drought Contingency Plan implemented?
The City of Houston Drought Contingency Plan is implemented during periods of higher-than-normal temperatures coupled with lower-than normal rainfall as well as other issues. Once the Drought Contingency Plan is put in place, Houston Water aims to reduce the demand as quickly as possible to avoid disruptions in the water supply.
Below is a summary of the four stages of City’s Drought Contingency Plan including the demand reduction goals per stage, the water conservation measures that must be taken to meet those goals, as well as if those measures are voluntary or mandatory.