League City will enact Stage 2 of the city’s Drought Contingency Plan beginning Monday, March 23. This is a necessary effort to make emergency repairs on the main water supply line from the Southeast Water Purification Plant (SEWPP) to the City of League City, city officials said.
These repairs are estimated to take between two to five weeks to complete. This is the primary transmission line that supplies the majority of League City’s available surface water supply. The water line also serves neighboring communities. Water will be rerouted to League City through a water line with less capacity at reduced pressure and volume.
During this time the City of League City will have less water available and will need to conserve water usage to maintain essential needs and to ensure regulatory compliant delivery and maintain fire-fighting capabilities.
During Stage 2 water restrictions, the city mandates outdoor watering and usage limitations.
Residential water customers shall limit the irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers and mechanical/electrical controllers attached to the house outlet or automatic irrigation systems to Mondays and Thursdays for residential customers with even-numbered street addresses, and Tuesdays and Fridays for residential customers with odd-numbered street addresses, and is limited to the Daylight Saving Time hours of 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following morning or during Standard Time between the hours of 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following morning, on designated watering days.
Non-Residential Water Customers shall limit the irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers and automatic irrigation systems to Mondays and Thursdays for irrigation activities in ZONE #1, Mondays and Thursdays for irrigation activities in ZONE #2, and Tuesdays and Fridays for irrigation activities in ZONE #3 (see exhibit A for zone descriptions), and is limited (ONLY) to the hours of 10:00 P.M. until 4:00 A.M. the following morning, on designated watering days.
The following uses of water are defined as nonessential and prohibited:
- Washing down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard surfaced area;
- Washing down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
- Use of water for dust control;
- Flushing of gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street;• Failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s);• Irrigation of landscaped areas, including parks, athletic fields, and golf courses, except otherwise provided under this plan;• Washing any motor vehicle, motorbike, 4-wheeler, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle other than prescribed times and days;• Filling or refilling or adding to any indoor or outdoor swimming pool, wading pool, Jacuzzi/Hot-Tub type pool or waterslides;
- Filling or refilling or adding to any fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes, except where necessary to support aquatic life;
- Except as otherwise specifically authorized herein, use of water from fire hydrants for construction purposes or any other purposes other than firefighting.
Violators could face fines of not less than $100.00, or more than $2,000.00 plus court costs each day that one or more restriction is violated.