Drought Status

Drought Status: Stage 2, Moderate Drought Conditions

The City of Tomball's adopted Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan specifies water conservation requirements in stages according to daily water demand and water production capacity. 

Effective Tuesday, August 8, 2023, the City of Tomball has moved to Stage 2, Moderate Drought Conditions in accordance with the City's adopted Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan due to water demand exceeding 70% of production capacity for three consecutive days.  

Current Watering Restrictions in Place

Starting Tuesday, August 8, the City is under mandatory watering restrictions. The mandatory watering restrictions include:

  • Watering with irrigation systems or hose-end sprinklers is prohibited between the hours of 5 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Watering with a bucket or watering can is permitted at any time.
  • All customers must adhere to the following watering schedule:
    • Odd Addresses (address ends in 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9): Wednesdays
    • Even Addresses (address ends in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8): Thursdays
  • Washing of vehicles (excluding commercial car washes) and filling swimming pools prohibited between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Use of water for fountains or ponds prohibited (excluding ponds that support aquatic life).

Water Conservation Resources

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office has a great tool for residents looking for guidance on lawn watering called the “Water My Yard” Program. Through this tool, residents can determine how much water their yard needs per week and receive weekly water recommendations. We encourage residents to use this free tool available through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at https://watermyyard.org/#/Location.

For additional tips on how to conserve water, visit www.ready.gov/drought