City News & Happenings

City News

Posted on: July 15, 2020

Be Water Smart

Sunny Day Photo

Without a doubt, it is hot outside. The National Weather Services has issued heat advisories for several days in a row, and it doesn’t look like rain will be heading our way anytime soon. Now is an excellent time to become “water smart” and conserve water whenever possible.

Outdoor Conservation Tips
With little to no rain, your grass and plants may need to be watered, but they may not need as much water as you think. Conserve water when outdoors by following these simple tips. 

  1. Only water your yard early in the morning or late in the evening when temperatures are cooler, and evaporation is minimized. 
  2. Ensure your sprinklers are properly adjusted so that you are watering your yard and not the street or sidewalk. 
  3. Limit the number of times per week you water your lawn. Believe it or not, an established lawn only needs about 1-inch of water per week. 
  4. If you have an automatic sprinkler system, inspect your system often for leaks and be sure to turn your system off when rain is forecasted or install rain sensors. 
  5. Adjust your mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn provides shade to the roots and helps retain moisture, so your lawn requires less water. 

Indoor Conservation Tips

With recent stay-at-home mandates, you may have been using more water than you realize. You can easily conserve water indoors by following a few simple tips. 

  1. Inspect your home for leaks. Did you know that an average household leak may account for more than 10,000 gallons of wasted water every year? That would be 270 loads of laundry!  
    • Check for toilet leaks by placing a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank and then checking the bowl for color within 10 to 30 minutes without flushing. If the color shows up, then your toilet is leaking.
    • Check for faucet leaks by ensuring pipes are tightly connected and that all faucet washers and gaskets are in good condition. 
  2. In the kitchen, save water by only running the dishwasher when it is full and avoid leaving the water running when rinsing dishes. 
  3. In the bathroom, always turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth and consider using a timer when taking showers. 
  4. Save water when doing laundry by only washing full loads or making adjustments to the load settings, so water is not wasted. 
  5. If it is time for some upgrades, consider purchasing water-saving appliances, shower-heads, and/or flow restrictors. 

While Seabrook is fortunate to be located in Southeast Texas where rain is abundant and drought is rare, saving water is always a good idea. Be “water smart” this summer and conserve water whenever possible.

Follow us on social media for our Be Water Smart Wednesday tips!  

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News


Full Road Closures

Posted on: September 22, 2020
Voluntary Evacuation - FB

Voluntary Evacuation

Posted on: September 19, 2020
TS22 color

Tropical Weather Advisory

Posted on: August 23, 2020

September 15 City Council Recap

Posted on: August 5, 2020
Seabrook Water Tower

Water and Wastewater Rates

Posted on: September 16, 2020
School Zones Active web

School Zones Now Active

Posted on: September 2, 2020
No Trash Pick-Up - FB

Trash Service Information

Posted on: August 26, 2020
Voluntary Evacuation

Voluntary Evacuation

Posted on: August 25, 2020
Seabrook Map of Voluntary Evacuation Laura

Low-Lying Area Voluntary Evacuation

Posted on: August 24, 2020
TS Laura Track Map 082320

Tropical Weather Advisory

Posted on: August 23, 2020
Seabrook City Council

August 18 City Council Recap

Posted on: August 24, 2020
Public Hearing Notice Graphic

Public Hearing

Posted on: August 11, 2020
Charting the Course

August 4 Planning & Zoning Recap

Posted on: August 5, 2020
Seabrook City Council

August 4 City Council Recap

Posted on: August 5, 2020
Pool Closed Image

Pool Remains Closed

Posted on: July 14, 2020
Photo of Childrens Lighthouse

Childrens Lighthouse

Posted on: July 8, 2020
Pool Closed Image

Executive Order Closes Pool

Posted on: July 3, 2020
Image of fire work

No Fire Works Ordinance

Posted on: July 2, 2020
City Hall Closed due to Bad Weather

Facilities Close to Public Access

Posted on: July 1, 2020
Photo of county press conference

New Advisories and Mandates

Posted on: June 26, 2020
Harris County Food Donation COVID-19 Photo

County Relief Fund

Posted on: June 16, 2020
Hurricane Season Sign with clouds in background

Hurricane Season

Posted on: May 29, 2020
Photo of gavel on laptpop

Virtual Court

Posted on: May 12, 2020
Small business owners filling out incentive application

Incentive Recipients

Posted on: May 8, 2020
1st Place Winner pictured with Mayor Thom Kolupski

Dining Contest Winners

Posted on: May 7, 2020
City Hall Closed due to Bad Weather

Stay Home Orders Expires

Posted on: April 30, 2020
Image of man writing letter - Letter from the Mayor

Message from the Mayor

Posted on: April 27, 2020
Retail to Go Image

Retail to Go begins Friday

Posted on: April 23, 2020
Small business owners filling out incentive application

SEDC Business Incentive

Posted on: April 20, 2020
Woman paying bill online

How to Pay Your Utility Bill

Posted on: April 15, 2020
Woman filing taxes

Tax Deadline Extension

Posted on: April 13, 2020