City of Burkburnett Drought Contingency Plan: Stage 4 Restrictions
The following uses of water are defined as non-essential and are prohibited unless in the immediate interest of public health, safety, and welfare:
- Irrigation on any day at any time unless utilizing a water source other than that provided by the City of Burkburnett or treated water effluent. This restriction includes all forms of irrigation, including spray bubbler, drip, hand-watering, etc. (The City of Burkburnett will shut off all irrigation meters.)
- The watering of golf course greens, tees and fairways is prohibited unless the golf course utilizes a water source other than that provided by the City of Burkburnett or treated water effluent.
- Use of water to wash down any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking areas, streets, tennis courts, patios, or other hard-surfaced area
- Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection
- Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle
- Use of water from designated fire hydrants for construction purposes
- Use of water for dust control
- Use of water from hydrants shall be limited to firefighting
- Use of water for flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street
- Failure to repair a controllable leak within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak
Foundations may only be watered with Soaker Hoses. The watering of Home Foundations is restricted to Sundays for customers with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8), and Wednesdays for water customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) between the hours of 8 pm and 12:00 midnight.
Residential pools shall only be drained when necessary to make repairs. The pool level shall only be lowered to the level necessary to make the repairs and may be refilled. Pools may be refilled due to evaporation loss. All water
features (waterfalls, sprays, slides, etc.) for residential pools shall be prohibited.
Commercial car washes shall only operate 8 hours a day, 6 days a week, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to patrons except upon request of the patron.
A water conservation surcharge will be applied to all residential when the City is under Stage 4. The surcharges will include:
- $3.00 per 1,000 gallons for usage between 10,001 gallons and 15,000 gallons
- $6.00 per 1,000 gallons for usage between 15,001 gallons and 20,000 gallons
- $9.00 per 1,000 gallons for usage between 20,001 gallons and 25,000 gallons
- $12.00 per 1,000 gallons for usage over 25,001 gallons
Stage 4 restriction amendments began on November 25, 2013