Tomball, League City restrict water usage

HOUSTON It was a welcome sight when a few thunderstorms moved through town last night. The rain did help a little, but it wasn't enough to even put a dent in the deficit we're in when it comes to rainfall.

The city of Houston has not issued any restrictions as of yet, but several surrounding communities have had no choice to but to ask residents to conserve.

Here is a list as it stands today. There is a mandatory restriction in the city of Conroe and The Woodlands. The restriction is voluntary in Sugar Land, Pearland, Bayou Vista and La Marque. The cities of Tomball and League City added their names to the growing list yesterday. In Tomball, residents are asked to water their lawns before 10am and after 8pm.

In League City, residents are urged to water their lawns between 11pm and 3am. The city recommends residents with addresses ending in even numbers water only on even-numbered dates. Those with addresses ending in odd numbers should water only on odd-numbered dates. And they are really asking folks to conserve as much as possible, especially on Sundays, which is the highest pump day in League City.

The rules are much tighter in The Woodlands. The restriction there is mandatory. Residents there can water their lawns no more than two days a week. People with even addresses can only water on Thursday and Sunday, odd addresses on Wednesday and Saturday. Those who violate the rules can be fined $200.

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