The ground is so dry here in Houston and shifting due to the drought and extreme heat we have just under 1,000 water main breaks here in the city alone. The Mayor announced yesterday we have just now hit under 1000. Averaging 200 water main breaks per day and the city + Contractors can only patch about 150.
Think our highest was 1,133 breaks total.
Rationing water but water my house foundation when I feel the need to. City will not fix peoples house foundations when they crack/break. And they will do it. Even moreso when it starts raining again when the soil shifts back. Have 6-soaker hoses wrapped around my house.
Also watering my trees, they are dying all over the city. The limbs get brittle a break during high winds because of water starvation. It's a mess. Foundation repairmen will have a hayday when it stats raining again.Neighbor across the street has a 1 1/2 inch gap between house and soil. Doors are sticking. Advised him to slowly water his slab...He never heard of watering a house foundation before