For the first time since 2012 the City of Seabrook will enter Stage 1 of the Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan, effective today, July 31, 2015.
According to the plan, if the city’s water use exceeds 2.55 million gallons of water per day for five consecutive days the City of Seabrook must enter into Stage 1 Water Restrictions. Stage 1 is the first of five possible stages before emergency conservation is needed. The goal of Stage 1 is to reduce the amount of water being used by 10%.
Residents are required by city ordinance to abide by the following:
• The waste of water is prohibited.
• Landscape and/or vegetable garden watering with automated irrigation systems and/or sprinklers is PROHIBITED between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Watering with automated irrigation systems and/or sprinklers is only permitted ONCE per week.
• If your address ends in an even-number you may only water on Tuesdays between the hours of 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.
• If your address ends in an odd-number you may only water on Thursdays between the hours of 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.
• You may continue to water with hand-held hoses, buckets and/or drip irrigation systems at any time.
• Watering with reused water is exempt from reduction measures.
• Commercial nurseries and/or similar commercial establishments are requested to curtail all non-essential water use.
• If you already own or have recently purchased a new swimming pool you may fill it, however, draining the pool is prohibited except onto pervious surfaces.
• It is recommended that non-recirculating fountains be shut off and that recirculating fountains only be operated during low evaporation periods.
• Non-commercial washing of automobiles and/or other mobile equipment is only permitted on your designated day between the hours of 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day. Washing must be done with a hand-held hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle.
• The commercial washing of automobiles and/or other mobile equipment is only permitted on the immediate premises of the commercial washing facility.
• Restaurants are asked to not serve water to customers, unless specifically requested by the customer.
• Voluntary reduction for indoor domestic use is recommended by any means available.
Violations of Stage 1 Water Restrictions may result in a fine between $25 to $100 per day. Violations of Stage 1 Water Restrictions may be reported directly to Public Works by calling (281) 474-3286. Please DO NOT call 911 or the Police Department to report violations.
The entire Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan can be found on the city’s website at www.seabrooktx.gov/drought-plan. For daily conservations tips “Like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/seabrooktx or “Follow” us on Twitter at twitter.com/seabrooktx.
The City of Seabrook will remain in Stage 1 Water Restrictions until further notice.