Stage 1 Voluntary Water Conservation

Stage 1 Voluntary Water Conservation (PDF)

Dear Customer:

Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 501 (MUD 501) has initiated Stage 1 (voluntary) water conservation measures for potable (drinking) water and is requesting that all potable water users reduce their usage immediately. The West Harris County Regional Water Authority, which provides potable water to Harris County MUD No. 500’s Service Area, including MUD 501, also has initiated its Stage 1 (voluntary) water conservation measures due to the impact of Hurricane Beryl and disruption to the Authority’s water supply from the City of Houston and is requesting that all water users voluntarily reduce their potable water usage.

Stage 1 (Voluntary) water use restrictions now in place:

Customers are requested to reduce non-essential water use as follows voluntarily:

  1. District residents and other water users within the District are requested that non-essential water use, including, but not limited to, landscape irrigation use, be limited to three (3) days per week, and run times be reduced by 5%.
  2. Potable water used outdoors for irrigation or other uses be avoided between the hours of 6:00 am and 9:00 am and between the hours of 6:00 pm and 12:00 am (midnight).

Please check the settings on the controller for your irrigation system to make adjustments to the dates and times the system runs to implement these requested changes. Please note that the Towne Lake Community Association uses non-potable water from the lakes for irrigation of certain common areas throughout the Towne Lake community, which helps to reduce demand on the potable water system and preserve the availability of potable water for other uses.

MUD 501 will continue to monitor potable water use and will provide another notice if the drought stage changes or if Stage 1 drought conditions have been lifted. The MUD 501 Board of Directors appreciates your cooperation and perseverance during this challenging time.