Declaration of Stage 1 Water Shortage, Mandatory Water Conservation
Tuesday October 14, 2008 the City Manager lowered the water shortage condition to Stage 1.
§52.32 Stage I Water Shortage Conditions; Guidelines
A. In the event a Stage I Water Shortage Condition is declared, the following guidelines apply:
- An extensive publicity campaign will be initiated using public media and specialized methods to inform the public of an impending or existing water shortage.
- Conservation measures will be encouraged and recommended.
B. In the event a Stage I water shortage condition is declared, the following guidelines shall apply and the public shall be encouraged to adhere to the following:
- Limit car washing to the minimum.
- Limit lawn and garden watering to that which is necessary for plants to survive.
- Cease washing down outside areas such as sidewalks, patios, parking lots, service bays or aprons, and the like.
- Cease leaving faucets running while shaving or rinsing dishes.
- Limit watering shrubbery to the mini- mum required, reusing household water when possible.
- Limit use of clothes washers and dish washers and when used, operate fully loaded.
- Use showers rather than bathtubs for bathing, and limit showers to no more than four minutes.
- Limit flushing of toilets by multiple usage.
- Use disposable and biodegradable dishes as much as possible.
- Use flow restrictive and water saving devices.
- Limit hours of operation of water cooled air conditioners.
- Temporarily delay new landscape work by all residents, businesses, and institutions until the water shortage has ended.
Penalty, see § 10.99
The City Manager, can be reached during business hours at 704-833-0360.
Further, Public Utilities Director, Lee Hayes, can be reached at the 704-833-0390.