The City of Seabrook is implementing Stage I of the City's Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan due to a significant demand on the Seabrook water system from lawn watering combined with daily consumption levels. Stage 1 is the first of five possible stages before emergency conservation is needed. Penalty fines for the violation of Stage 1 demand reduction measures vary between $25.00 and $100.00 per day for each violation.
The city is monitoring the water usage situation very carefully and will continue to update you with important information.
Mandatory conservation efforts include:
- Landscape and Vegetable Gardens
- Landscape and garden watering with automated irrigation systems or sprinklers between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. is prohibited.
- Landscape and garden watering with automated irrigation systems or sprinklers between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. is permitted once every seven days per the Water Restriction Schedule.
- Even-numbered properties may water between 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.
- Odd-numbered properties may water between 7:00 p.m. Thursday and 8:00 a.m. Friday.
- Watering with hand-held hoses, buckets, or drip irrigation systems is permitted at any time.
- Watering with reused water is exempt from reduction measures.
- Watering a golf course between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. is prohibited. Watering with automated irrigation systems or sprinklers is permitted between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays.
- Draining a swimming pool, hot tub, or similar facility is prohibited except onto pervious (paved) surfaces only.
- Waste is prohibited.
- Non-commercial washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, airplanes, and other mobile equipment is permitted on designated days once every seven days between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Washing is to be done with a hand-held hose or bucket. Hand-held hoses shall be equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle.
Voluntary Water Conservation Tips
- Adjust your sprinklers so that they’re watering your lawn and garden and not the street or sidewalk.
- Water early in the morning (before 8:00 a.m.) or later in the evening (after 7:00 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.
1100 Red Bluff Road
Seabrook, TX 77586
Director of Public Works
Street and Drainage Superintendent
Seabrook Police Department