City of Seabrook encouraging water conservation plan
SEABROOK, Texas (FOX 26) - In order to avoid activating water restrictions, the City of Seabrook is encouraging residents to follow its conservation plan. Water consumption in the city has exceeded 2.55 million gallons each day on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10.
The city issued the Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan to prevent overconsumption throughout a five-day consecutive period. If the water consumption levels exceed 2.55 million gallons each day over that period, the City of Seabrook will be forced to activate Stage 1 water restrictions.
For an entire month during the summer of 2015, the City of Seabrook had to activate Stage 1 water restrictions until it reduced water usage by 10-to-15 percent.
The City of Seabrook water contract with the City of Pasadena limits water consumption to 3 million gallons of water per day.
In a statement released on Monday, the City of Seabrook shared the following voluntary water conservation recommendations:
- Adjust your sprinklers so that they’re watering your lawn and garden and NOT the street or sidewalk.
- Water early in the morning (before 8 a.m.) or later in the evening (after 7 p.m.) when temperatures are cooler and evaporation is minimized.
- Set it, but don’t forget it! Whether you have a manual or automatic system, be sure to adjust your water schedules throughout the irrigation season.
- Remember to turn off your sprinkler system when it rains or purchase a rain sensor to prevent unnecessary watering.
- Inspect your overall irrigation system for leaks, broken lines or blockage in the lines.
- Add a shut-off nozzle to your garden hose and save about 5-7 gallons each minute your hose is on.
- Adjust your mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn provides shade to the roots and helps retain soil moisture, so your lawn requires less water.
To view the City of Seabrook Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan, visit http://tx-seabrook.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/28.