Pearland Enters Stage 2 of Drought Contingency Plan
Per the City of Pearland Website – In response to the ongoing challenges posed by current extreme temperatures and insufficient rainfall, and in accordance with the City of Pearland Drought Contingency Plan, the City is activating stage two drought restrictions to ensure the security of its water supply system beginning Wednesday, August 30th, 2023.
Stage two drought restrictions include the following mandatory restrictions:
• Prohibited outdoor water usage between the hours of 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM
• Watering only on designated trash collection days
• Prohibited operation of ornamental fountains or ponds for aesthetic or scenic purposes
• Use of water from fire hydrants is limited to fire fighting
Any water customer who violates these restrictions is subject to a fine of up to $2,000.
Several exceptions from stage two restrictions have been identified to balance the practical needs of the community with conservation goals:
• Newly planted landscaping and/or sod
• Sports fields hosting league play
In these instances, it is recommended that watering be conducted during overnight hours to minimize evaporation and pressure on the overall water system. Additionally, it is highly recommended to suspend adding any outdoor landscaping or sod until stage two restrictions are lifted.
The City of Pearland is dedicated to responsible water management and encourages all residents and businesses to contribute to the conservation efforts. In line with these efforts, the City of Pearland’s Parks and Recreation Department will be temporarily closing both of its splash pads during stage two. By adhering to the stage two drought restrictions, the community can collectively contribute to maintaining a sustainable and resilient water supply.
To read the entire Drought Contingency Plan as well as to view more information about the plan, visit the Drought Contingency Plan page here.
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