Due to ongoing drought conditions, The North Harris County Regional Authority (NHCRWA) initiated Stage 2 (Mandatory) water conservation measures. Because Malcomson Rd. UD is located within the boundaries of the NHCRWA, we are required to ini ate Stage 2 mandatory utility water conservation measures. Effective immediately, under threat of penalty for violation, the following water use restrictions for stage 2 shall apply to all persons:
- Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems shall be limited to Sundays and Thursdays for customers with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8); Saturdays and Wednesdays for water customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9); and Tuesdays and Fridays for all other customers, and irrigation of landscaped areas is further limited to the hours of 12:00 midnight until 5:00 a.m. and between 7:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight on designated watering days. However, irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted at any time if it is by means of a hand-held hose, a faucet filled bucket or watering can of five (5) gallons or less, or drip irrigation. system.
- Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane, or other vehicle is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of-12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m. and between 7:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight. Such washing, when allowed, shall be done with a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle for quick rinses. Vehicle washing may be done at any time on the immediate premises of a commercial car wash or commercial service station. Further, such washing may be exempted from these regulations if the health, safety, and welfare of the public is contingent upon frequent vehicle cleansing, such as garbage trucks and vehicles used to transport food and perishables.
- Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, or Jacuzzi-type pools is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m. and between 7:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.
- Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.
- Use of water from hydrants shall be limited to ﬁre-fighting, related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare, except that use of water from designated ﬁre hydrants for construction purposes may be allowed under special permit from the District.
- All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to patrons except upon request of the patron.
The following uses of water are defined as non-essential and are prohibited:
1. wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas.
2. use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than. immediate ﬁre protection.
3. use of water for dust control.
4. flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any hutter or street.
5. failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s).
Exceptions: Notwithstanding foregoing, water may be discharged during a Stage 2 Water Shortage as follows:
a. By the District for the purpose of flushing waterlines to prevent or eliminate stagnation, contamination, or discoloration of water in any District water facility, or
b. For the wetting of any surface for the purpose of complying with the air pollution laws of the State of Texas or the United States of America.
c. To alleviate conditions threatening life, safety, or welfare of the public, including, without limitation, ﬁre suppression.
The following penalties shall apply to anyone violating the mandatory drought response measures stated above:
- Any person who violates this Plan is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) and not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). Each day that one or more of the provisions in this Plan is violated shall constitute a separate offense. If a person is convicted of three or more distinct violations of this Plan, the Board shall, upon due notice to the customer, be authorized to discontinue water service to the premises where such violtions occur. Services discontinued under such circumstances shall be restored only upon payment, of a re-connection charge, hereby established at $100.00, and any other costs incurred by the District in discontinuing service. In addition, suitable assurance must be given to the Board that the same ac on shall not be repeated while the Plan is in effect. Compliance with this plan may also be sought through injunctive relief in the district court.
Thank you for your cooperation – Customers will be notified when these restrictions are no longer required or if conditions warrant additional conservation measures.