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Stage 1 Drought Restrictions

“The once generous level of the J-17 well has dropped. The 10-day average has dropped to 659.5 ft. Interim City Manager Henry Brummett has declared that Stage 1 Water Restrictions will be in effect as of July 31st. Per City ordinance, the following rules apply:

  • Landscape watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is permitted one day per week before 10:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m. in accordance with the last digit of the property address as follows:

Last Digit of Address  Day of Week 
   
0-1  Monday 
2-3  Tuesday 
4-5  Wednesday 
6-7  Thursday 
8-9  Friday 

  • All businesses and apartment complexes will use Wednesday as their watering day. No person may use groundwater for an ornamental outdoor fountain or similar feature unless a variance has been obtained for 100 percent (100%) nonpotable water use. Operators of athletic fields must submit a conservation plan to the city. Athletic fields may not irrigate between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • Residential washing of vehicles or other equipment is allowed only on assigned watering days and times. A hose with an automatic shut off nozzle or bucket of five gallons or less may be used. Water should not be allowed to run into the street.
  • Washing of impervious cover such as parking lots, driveways, streets or sidewalks is prohibited.
  • Hand watering with a handheld hose, soaker hose, drip irrigation, bucket or watering can is permitted any time and any day.
  • All nonpublic swimming pools must have a minimum of 25 percent of the surface area covered with evaporation screens when not in use. Inflatable pool toys or floating decorations may be used for this purpose.
  • The use of commercial car wash facilities is allowed any day.
  • Watering days begin and end at midnight; overnight watering is not allowed.
  • Water waste, such as water running down the street, is prohibited year-round; however, watering with a handheld hose is still allowed any day, any time.”

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