Energy & Environment

City of Rosenberg requests that residents limit water usage amid first stage of drought plan

The city asks that residents use its recommended time to water lawns.


AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File
FILE – A sprinkler waters the lawn of a home on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Santa Ana, Calif. T On Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, the Metropolitan Water District declared a regional drought emergency for all of Southern California.

Amid increased demand for water in Rosenberg, city officials request that residents reduce water usage.

On Thursday the city entered stage one of its Drought Contingency Plan because the demand for the water system is greater than normal. City officials are asking citizens to, voluntarily, reduce the amount of water used for irrigation.

As a part of the plan, residents with a street address ending in an even number are asked to water plants Sundays and Thursdays from midnight to 10 a.m., and 8 p.m. to midnight. People with a street address ending in an odd number are asked to water plants Saturdays and Wednesdays from midnight to 10 a.m., and 8 p.m. to midnight.

Officials also closed the Travis Park Splash Pad Thursday. It will remain closed until the Drought Contingency is lifted.

The city implements its water conservation measures if there is an observed drop in annual rainfall amounts, higher-than-normal daily temperatures and an increase in water demand.

If the demand for water in the city decreases by 5% and water usage returns to normal levels for three consecutive days, the contingency would be lifted. If demand and usage increase, the city would enter stage two.

Stage two requires residents to comply with the requirements/restrictions that the city announces. It would require water usage return to normal levels for five consecutive days for the contingency to be lifted.

Rosenberg joins Katy and Fulshear in the list of cities in the Houston area observing water conservation measures.