FULSHEAR, Texas (KTRK) -- The City of Fulshear is asking residents and businesses, excluding residents on their own water well system, to assist with conserving water.
While not related, Fulshear's advisory comes a week after nearby Katy urged its residents to conserve as well.
The video above is from a June 10, 2022, report on the Houston-area heat advisory issued.
Fulshear is experiencing a high demand on all of their water systems due to extreme heat conditions and lack of rainfall.
Conserving water is extremely important in helping to alleviate the high demand on the City's systems and should help mitigate the fluctuations in water pressure, city officials said.
The city said this in their press release:
To assist, residents and businesses should:
-Reduce watering and/or irrigation to three (3) times per week
-Change irrigation schedule to outside of our high-demand hours
-Voluntarily reduce water usage inside your home/business
-Assess and repair any irrigation leaks, hose leaks, toilet leaks, and any other potential leaks that may cause unexpected water loss
-Reduce draining and refilling of swimming pools
-Refrain from establishing new landscaping until the current drought has passed
-Reduce water use for power washing of buildings, sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, or other hard surfaces
The City of Fulshear will also assist in water conservation by:
-Reducing landscape irrigation use at all City facilities
-Halting nonessential vehicle washing
-Halting the establishment of new landscaping
-Limiting hydrant flushing (except for water system repairs)
If drought conditions continue, the City of Fulshear said they anticipate enacting water conservation measures in accordance with the City's Drought Contingency Plan.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the City's Utility Services Division at 281-346-8830.