Emergency Water Conservation Plan

The Emergency Water Conservation Plan is designed to ensure adequate supplies of drinking water remain available to the community during an extended drought or emergency. Review the key points to the current plan.

 

Stages of the Emergency Water Conservation Plan

The following stages become effective based upon lake storage capacity.

Water Watch - 70% Capacity

The Water Watch is intended to delay going into more restrictive stages of the plan.

  • Irrigation of lawns and landscaped areas are limited to the Odd-Even Watering Schedule.
  • Customers are requested to practice conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential or discretionary purposes.
Water Warning - 65% Capacity

The Water Warning is intended to delay going into more restrictive stages of the plan.

  • Irrigation of lawns and landscaped areas are limited to the Odd-Even Watering Schedule.
  • Customers are requested to practice conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential or discretionary purposes.
Stage One - Water Shortage - 60% Capacity
  • Irrigation limited to midnight to 6 am one day per week.
  • No washing of paved areas and no operation of ornamental fountains.
  • Filling of private residential swimming, wading and hot tub pools limited to a 4 hour period one day a week.
  • Noncommercial washing of vehicles limited to specific periods one day per week.
  • No use of water for dust control.
  • No serving water at restaurants except upon request.
  • Provisions of Emergency Conservation Water Service Rate shall be applicable.
Stage Two - Water Emergency - 55% Capacity
  • Stage One restrictions remain in effect.
  • The use of permanently installed automatic sprinkler systems and hose end sprinklers is prohibited at all times.
  • Filling or refilling of private residential pools is prohibited.
  • Noncommercial washing of vehicles prohibited.
  • Provisions of Emergency Conservation Water Service Rate shall be applicable.
Stage Three - Water Crisis - 50% Capacity
  • Stage One and Stage Two restrictions remain in effect.
  • All washing of vehicles, trailers or boats is prohibited.
  • Watering of any lawn, garden or landscaped area is prohibited.  Trees, shrubs, and plants may be watered from a handheld container.
  • Filling or refilling of swimming, wading or hot tub pools is prohibited.
  • Water usage from a fire hydrant shall be limited to usage for human consumption, necessary watering of animals or firefighting.
  • No new water services.  Fire Services are allowed to be installed.
  • Excessive use surcharge becomes effective.
  • Provisions of the Emergency Conservation Water Service Rate shall be applicable.
Peak Day Conservation

Peak Day Conservation is designed to be used only during extreme emergencies limiting treatment or pumping capacity.

  • All washing of vehicles, trailers or boats is prohibited.
  • No washing of paved areas and no operation of ornamental fountains.
  • Watering of any lawn, garden, landscaped area, tree, shrub or other plant is prohibited.
  • Filling or refilling of any and all swimming, wading or hot tub pools is prohibited.
  • No use of water for dust control.
  • No serving water at restaurants except upon request.
  • Water usage from a fire hydrant shall be limited to usage for human consumption, necessary watering of animals or firefighting.