Drought contingency plans are being implemented for water companies across the state, including one that supplies H2O to portions of Grimes County.
Wickson Creek SUD, which supplies water to 750 square miles, announced last week they have implemented Stage 1 of their conservation plan, due to the recent excessive hear and potential water usage.
Most of the high-water use during peak hours consists of automatic lawn sprinkler systems. To ensure enough water is available for drinking, sanitation, and to maintain system pressure, irrigation must be spread to off peak hours.
If Wickson Creek SUD customers will comply with instructions, further conservation methods may not be required.
Voluntary Water Use Restrictions include:
• If your street address ends with an even number (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8), limit irrigation times to Sundays and Thursdays. DO NOT irrigate between the hours of 3 a.m. and 8 a.m.
• If your street address ends with an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9), limit irrigation times to Saturdays and Wednesdays. DO NOT irrigate between the hours of 3 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Wickson Creek SUD is requesting all customers practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes. These simple modifications to your water use will help them supply all the necessary water to customers while maintaining safe water storage levels within the district.