The city of Katy announced this week the area has entered Stage 2 of its drought contingency plan. Here’s what you need to know.

In a nutshell

Extreme temperatures are causing the Katy area to experience high water demand, according to a release from the city.

The city is in Stage 2 of its drought contingency plan, or “moderate” drought.

Going forward

Stage 2 means the city is requesting residents to reduce water consumption by 10%.

According to the city website, nonessential city water use will halt; public landscaping projects will be put on pause; and power washing is encouraged to be reduced.

Additionally, a landscape watering schedule went into effect depending on resident addresses lasting from 12-8 a.m. and 8-11:59 p.m.