Effective Sunday, August 27th – Mandatory Water Restrictions in Place

Due to ongoing drought conditions the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA) has implemented Stage 2 of its Drought Contingency Plan. Because Harris County MUD 286 (MUD 286) is located within the boundaries of the NHCRWA, MUD 286 is required to initiate Stage 2 of its Drought Contingency Plan and implement mandatory water use restrictions. Effective Sunday, August 27, 2023, the following mandatory water use restrictions will be in place:

Water Use Restrictions Applicable to Customers

  1. Customers shall be permitted to irrigate landscaped areas (using hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems), wash vehicles, and fill pools, fountains, etc. solely between the hours of 8:00 p.m. on the designated watering day and 6:00 a.m. on the following day as follows:
    • Customers with even numbered addresses and customers responsible for watering common areas such as esplanades and sports fields: Sundays and Thursdays.
    • Customers with odd-numbered addresses: Saturdays and Wednesdays.
  1. Irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted at any time if it is by means of a hand-held hose, a faucet filled bucket or a water can of five (5) gallons or less.
  2. Vehicle washing shall be done with a hand-held bucket or hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle.
  3. Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.
  4. Use of water from hydrants shall be limited to firefighting, related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare, except that use of water from designated fire hydrants for construction purposes may be allowed under special permit from MUD 286.
  5. All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to their patrons except when requested.
  6. Violations of these Restrictions may result in a fine of not less than $250.00 and not more than $500.00 per offense, and repeat offenses may result in termination of service, all pursuant to the Drought Contingency Plan for MUD 286, a copy of which may be viewed HERE.

Thank you for your cooperation – Customers will be notified when these restrictions are no longer required or if conditions warrant additional conservation measures.