City of Katy issues mandatory water restrictions for residents after reaching Stage 3 Severe Drought Conditions

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KATY, Texas – The city of Katy has issued a mandatory water restriction for residents as the city is now in Stage 3 Severe Drought Conditions.

The mandatory water restrictions go into effect immediately based on the City’s Drought Contingency Plan.

Watering is limited to two days a week, between midnight to 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Residents can only water on assigned days and no watering on Mondays, according to the city.

According to the city’s website, under the Stage 3 severe drought plan, the mayor can set a goal for greater water use reduction and can order the implementation of any of the actions listed below, as deemed necessary:

  • Continue or initiate any actions available under Stages 1 and 2.
  • Implement viable alternative water supply strategies.
  • Discontinue city government water use for landscape irrigation, except as needed to prevent foundation damage and preserve new plantings.
  • Initiate mandatory water use restrictions as follows: - Prohibit hosing of paved areas, buildings, windows, and any hard-surfaced areas. - Prohibit operation of ornamental fountains. - Prohibit washing or rinsing of vehicles by hose. - Prohibit using water in such a manner as to allow runoff or other waste.
  • Limit landscape watering at each service address to twice per week between the hours of 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (based on the last digit of the address as defined in Table 13.10b below).
  • Prohibit draining and filling of existing pools and filling of new pools. (Pools may add water to replace losses during normal use.)
  • Prohibit the establishment of new landscaping.

Those who are in violation of the Drought Contingency Plan within the City of Katy or from a Katy utility customer can be reported by clicking the link here.

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