City of Temple implements Mandatory Water Conservation Stage II

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The City of Temple has implemented Stage 2 of its state mandated water conservation plan. 

In Stage 2, customers are required to:

·       Limit irrigation of landscaped areas to two days per week (as assigned by street address numbers below), only before 10:00 am or after 8:00 pm on designated watering days.

o   Sundays and Thursdays for customers with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8)

o   Saturdays and Wednesdays for water customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9)

·       Fill, refill or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools, wading pools or Jacuzzi-type pools only on designated watering days.

·       Prohibit operations of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.

·       Limit use of water from hydrants to firefighting, related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare, except that use of water from designated fire hydrant for construction purposes allowed under special permit from the City.

·       Prohibit use of water for the irrigation of golf course greens, tees, and fairways except on designated watering days before 10:00 am or after 8:00 pm.

·       Prohibit restaurants from serving water to patrons except upon request of the patron.

·       Prohibit all non-essential water uses, as follows:

o   Wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas.

o   Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection.

o   Use of water for dust control.

o   Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street.

o   Failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s).

The state-mandated conservation plan consists of four stages. These stages are commenced based upon ‘trigger points’. Stage 2 is a mandatory conservation stage in which customers must restrict water use, with a ten percent water reduction target in daily water demand.

Stages 2 through 4 are gradual in nature and are enacted once triggers are met. The Stage 2 trigger for total daily water demand exceeding 80 percent of the plant capacity for three consecutive days has been met.

For more water conservation information and updates, you can visit the City’s website, call 254-298-5621 or watch for more information on the City’s Government Access Cable Channel 10.

Source: City of Temple

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