Thanks to the efforts of Seabrook residents and businesses, the City of Seabrook is lifting Stage 1 Water Restrictions effective immediately.
Stage 1 Water Restrictions were set in place on July 31, when the city’s overall water usage exceed 2.55 million gallons of water per day for five consecutive days. It is estimated that the water conservation measures reduced demands by 10 to 15 percent.
Residents and businesses are still encouraged to conserve water whenever possible, especially during peak demands in the dry hot summer months. Some voluntary water conservation tips include:
- 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.
- 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.
The City of Seabrook’s Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan can be found on the city’s website at www.seabrooktx.gov/drought-