Drought Watch for Lake Somerville - Terminated

The Brazos River Authority (BRA) has terminated their Stage 1 Drought Watch for Lake Somerville. As a result, the splash pad hours will return to normal, effective immediately. Operating hours are 10:00 am to Dusk.

While the drought watch has been terminated, conserving our resources is still an important practice. See tips below for ways to reduce your water usage footprint.

Original Post 3-25-2021:
Recently, the Brazos River Authority (BRA) announced that a Stage 1 drought watch has been implemented for Lake Somerville. Due to the drier-than-normal conditions in the lower Brazos River Basin, Stage 1 has been activated which entails a voluntary 5%-reduction of the water use that would have occurred in the absence of any drought contingency measures.

Water Conservation Tips

To meet the voluntary reduction requested by BRA, the City of Brenham is asking water customers to voluntarily reduce water consumption as much as possible. Donald Reese, Assistant City Manager/Public Services-Utilities said, "We want to do our part in this, as a community and within our homes, to decrease water usage to support this effort."

Drought Data: Texas Water Development Board