Effective August 27, 2023, the City of Houston (COH) has entered into Stage 2 of their Drought Contingency Plan. The mandatory restrictions applies to COH residents and customers that are supplied by groundwater only.  As surface water customers, the mandatory restictions do not apply to the City of Bunker Hill Village. At this time, Bunker Hill Village has initiated Stage 1 (Moderate Drought) of its Drought Contingency Plan, which includes voluntary water conservation practices.

 Does Bunker Hill Village have a Drought Contingency Plan?

Yes.  The City’s plan is outlined in Chapter 5, Article II in the Code of Ordinances. 


 Are mandatory restrictions in place for Bunker Hill Village?

No. Water conservation efforts are currently voluntary. Residents are strongly encouraged to implement water conservation plans immediately.

 What is the identified trigger point outlined in Bunker Hill Village's Drought Contingency Plan?

The first trigger point (Moderate Drought) was reached Saturday August 26, 2023. The total daily water demand has exceeded two million (2,000,000) gallons per day for ten (10) consecutive days.

Aug 2023 Water Production

Does this affect system pressure or fire protection? 

No.  The water system pressure will continue to remain on average between 50-55 psi, which is adequate for fire protection.  Should water conservation efforts lack, it may be necessary to adjust system pressure accordingly to ensure ground storage tanks are able to be filled during off-peak hours.  

 How can I help conserve water?
  • Check and repair water leaks, including dripping faucets and running toilets
  • Check sprinkler heads to make sure water is not spraying into the street or directly into a storm drain. Also check to ensure valves are working correctly on irrigation system.  If water continues to be visible on sprinker heads at least 20-30 minutes after the cycle is completed, the valve may not be closing completely and needs to be checked.
  • Avoid washing sidewalks, driveways or cars.  If you must wash your car, use a car wash as most use recycled water.
  • Run dishwashers and clothes washers only when full.
  • Take shorter showers and turn off water when not using (e.g. brushing teeth, shaving, etc.).
  • Report leaks on City water lines immediately. Public Works crews are on-call 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 
    • During normal business hours, call 713-467-9762
    • After-hours, nights and weekends, call MVPD Dispatch at 713-365-3700.

 If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 713-467-9762.