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Stage 5 Water Restrictions

Water Use Restrictions

All requirements of Stage 1,2,3, and 4 shall remain in effect during Stage 5.  Under threat of penalty for violation, the following water use restrictions shall also apply to all persons:

1.      All non-essential water use is prohibited

a.       Definition of non-essential water use is defined:

                                                              i.      Car Washes:

1.      All self-serve and full service carwashes within the corporate city limits will be required to close the car washing portion of their business on Monday and Tuesday of each week.

                                                            ii.      Car Dealers:

1.      It shall be unlawful for a car dealer to wash its inventory of cars on any day other than the day the property is authorized to spray irrigate.

                                                          iii.      Restaurants/bars/clubs/school cafeterias:

1.      It shall be unlawful for a food establishment to thaw food with water.  Food must be thawed by another method that is approved by the health Code.

                                                          iv.      Pools:

1.      It shall be unlawful to operate a water feature on a residential pool or on property, including, but not limited to, fountains, waterfalls, descents, arcs, and slides.

2.      If repairing a pool, it shall only be drained to a level necessary to affect the repair, and no further.  An owner/operator of a pool who follows this restriction will be allowed to re-fill the pool after the repair.

                                                            v.      Irrigation:

1.      It shall be unlawful to had watering in any but the following hours:  12:00a.m. to 10:00a.m. and 8:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.

2.      It shall be unlawful to operate a soaker hose, bubbler or drip irrigation system in a manner that causes water to run down the curb or into the road.

3.      Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems shall be limited to Tuesday for water customers with a street address ending in an even number and Thursday for water customers with a street address ending un an odd numbered; and further, irrigation of landscaped areas may occur only between the hours on 12:00a.m. and 10:00a.m. and 8:00p.m. and 12:00a.m.

4.      The use for washing sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, streets, tennis courts, patios, or other paved areas, except to alleviate immediate health or fire hazards, is prohibited.

2.      Water used for irrigation from private wells, aerobic septic systems, wastewater effluent or other non-potable water will be exempt from all drought related restrictions but must comply with all other city, state and federal regulations.

a.       All private wells, aerobic septic systems, wastewater effluent or other non-potable water will be registered with the City of Nocona and will have a sign put in yard stating what system is being used.

b.      No bulk water sells.

Enforcement

If you are found to be in violation of this plan, you can be fined up to $2,000 each day for each offence.  Repeat offenders can have water service discontinued.  A city worker or officer can turn off your water hose or sprinkler system if you are in violation and you cannot be found to turn system off.