- Know what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.
- Prepare before hurricane season starts. Pacific hurricane season starts May 15 and Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1.
- Create an emergency communication plan with your family before a hurricane.
- Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
- Check your insurance coverage, damages caused by flooding are not covered under normal homeowner’s insurance policies.
- Know your local community’s evacuation plan and evacuation routes and how to receive alerts.
- Listen to local officials.
The City of Houston and the North Harris County Regional Water Authority ‘NHCRWA’ have both implemented Stage 1 of their respective Drought Contingency Plans. As a customer of the NHCRWA, Harris County MUD 368 is implementing Stage 1 of our Drought Contingency Plan immediately.
The District requests that any customer receiving water from Harris County MUD 368
- Check for and repair all leaks, dripping faucets, and running toilets.
- Utilize water conservation measures such as displacement bags, low-flow shower heads and leak detection tablets. Additional water conservation tips can be found at https://wateru.nhcrwa.com and irrygator.com.
- Limit irrigation to no more than two days per week, between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. following the schedules below:
- Sundays and Thursdays for single family residential customers with even-numbered street addresses.
- Saturdays and Wednesdays for single family residential customers with odd-numbered street addresses.
- Tuesdays and Fridays for all other customers.
- No watering on Mondays.
These conditions are voluntary.
Recently the Houston area has been experiencing hotter and drier than normal weather conditions, which have resulted in an increased demand on our water system especially in peak hours. While the hot and dry conditions continue, we encourage all residents to be water wise.
Wholesale changes are not required at this time, but little things can go a long way to maintaining water pressure throughout the system. Here are a few quick tips:
- Landscape irrigation is the largest demand on our system right now. If you have an irrigation system, change your irrigation times to earlier hours in the morning such as between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. This will also enhance the effectiveness of your irrigation. A lot of daytime watering is lost due to evaporative heat conditions.
- Over irrigating is one of the largest sources of overuse in our water supply and causes high water bills. Want to know how long and how much to water? Please see https://www.watermyyard.org/#/Location.
- Patronize a local car wash instead of doing it yourself in the driveway.
- Postpone all non-essential water usage such as power washing.
- Do not drain and refill swimming pools. Only add water to replace losses from normal use.
Water supplies are under stress throughout Harris County. Small changes in water usage may help us avoid mandated changes that could be imposed on us. Thank you for your cooperation.