The city in Texas is experiencing a heat wave that is breaking records for its severity.
Houston’s more than 2 million citizens are being urged to save water as the city is experiencing a drought that ranges from moderate to severe.
On Tuesday, a plan to undertake “Stage One” conservation measures was activated in the Texas city because observations showed a drop in the amount of rainfall that had been received and temperatures that were higher than typical.
According to a statement released by Houston Public Works, the city of Houston has been experiencing record-breaking high temperatures of more than 90 degrees and a drastic decline in rainfall. ” There is now a moderate to a severe drought affecting the bulk of Houston’s service area, which includes the city itself. Given these conditions, water conservation measures ought to be put into effect throughout the Stage One phase.”
The plan suggests that water in the open air should be restricted to no more than twice a week and only between the hours of seven o’clock in the evening and five o’clock in the morning local time (CDT).