The city of Tomball has entered a Stage 2 drought, with mandatory water conservation measures in place for residents, according to an Aug. 8 news release.

In a nutshell

A Stage 2 drought is triggered when total daily demand exceeds 70% of the city’s production capacity for three consecutive days, according to the city’s water conservation and drought contingency plan.

This is an escalation of the Stage 1 drought, which the city entered into July 19, Community Impact previously reported.

The specifics

According to the news release, under a Stage 2 drought:

  • Watering with irrigation systems or hose-end sprinklers is prohibited between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Odd addresses are restricted to watering on Wednesday and even addresses are restricted to watering on Thursday.
  • Washing vehicles and filling swimming pools is prohibited between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • The use of water for fountains or ponds that do not support aquatic life is prohibited.

Watering with a bucket or a watering can is permitted at any time, according to the news release.

Learn more

Residents can learn more about the Stage 2 drought and keep up with the city’s drought status by visiting