|The water seems a bit lethargic as well. A hose with good pressure ought to be able to launch water a couple of feet, not a couple of inches as seen here. This is one of my Sears rubber garden hoses, standard size, going full blast around 6:30 a.m. on July 4, 2013. I checked the hose for kinks, checked the tap for problems, and found none. |
You'd have a hard time convincing me that there was excessive demand (resulting in lower pressure) on the municipal system at that hour of the morning on a national holiday, when everyone in their right mind was seizing the opportunity to sleep in. Sure, automatic sprinklers tend to be active overnight and in the early morning, but few people were up showering and doing dishes and laundry at that time. This pic's a bit dark because the sun wasn't even fully riz yet.
|Could it have something to do with the new capacity under construction on Highway 3? I haven't heard much about this project in the news, but it looks like they might be getting close to finishing the improvements.|
Although water rationing has dramatically cut water usage in League City — over the weekend water usage was down 53 percent to 72 percent at various times — city officials say low water pressure is likely to remain a problem until the pump station is fixed or the hot, dry weather lets up.
Well, presumably they did fix it in an interim sense prior to commencing the capacity expansion you see above.
On July 2, League City did enact Stage 1 (voluntary usage reductions) of their Drought Contingency Plan. And yes indeed, if you look at city-wide usage, you can see it climbing as we continue to proceed through summer without appreciable rain:
|The middle column is gallons pumped. The far right column is percent of total capacity. |
Screengrabbed from this page.