|Municipality||Lawns||Address||Times Allowed||Days Allowed||Pools Restricted|
|City of Houston||Yes||Even||8p-10a||Su, Th||No|
|City of Houston||Yes||Odd||8p-10a||Sa, Weds||No|
|Clear Lake Shores||Yes||All||None||None||Yes|
City of Houston
Residents at even-numbered street addresses can water their lawns on Sundays and Thursdays, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. Residents with odd-numbered addresses can water on Saturdays and Wednesdays, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 10 a.m.
Any detectable water leaks would have to be repaired within 72 hours.
Failure to comply with the restrictions could result in hundreds of dollars in fines.
The Woodlands went from a Stage 1 to a Stage 3 drought contingency plan on Thursday. James Stinson, General Manager for the MUDs said, “Lawn watering restrictions are now mandatory.” Residents with a programmable water controller can water no more than twice a week and cycles must be complete by 4:00 a.m.”
Homes with even address are allowed to water only on even calendar days and odd addresses are allowed to water on odd days, and then only twice a week.
The city of Galveston has banned all lawn watering and car washing. Those wishing to wash their motor vehicles can do so on designated days before 10 a.m. or after 8 p.m. The designated days for areas east of 103rd Street are Mondays and Thursdays. For residents who live west of 103rd Street, their designated days are Wednesdays and Saturdays.
League City enacted Stage 5 of the city’s drought contingency plan on Friday, implementing arguably the strictest of mandatory water restrictions in the Houston area. Residents in League City are banned from watering lawns, washing their vehicles and refilling their pools. The city has gone as far as prohibiting restaurants from serving water, unless requested. Residents caught violating the restrictions could be given up to a $500 fine.
Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems shall be limited to designated watering days and hours. However, irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted at anytime if it is by means of a hand-held hose, a faucet filled bucket or watering can of five gallons or less, or a drip irrigation system.
Even number addresses can water on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.
Odd number addresses can water on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.
MUD 12, San Leon MUD and Bacliff MUD
No outdoor watering including for landscaping or car washing.
Galveston County — Other
Besides League City and Galveston, other cities in the county are also under mandatory water bans. Instituting the bans are Jamaica Beach, Texas City, the San Leon Municipal Utility District, the Bacliff Municipal Utility District, the Water Control and Improvement District 12, which covers Kemah and Clear Lake Shores and Municipal Utility District 12, which serves Bayou Vista, Omega Bay and old Bayou Vista. MUD 12 had not set a start date for the restrictions, which will ban all outdoor water use, according to a phone alert sent by the district.