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The City is under a Stage 3 Drought Emergency, effective February 14, 2013, due to the level of Lake Kickapoo being at or below 40%.
All irrigation (residential and commercial) will be reduced to once a week, Monday through Friday, based on the Water Rationing Zone Map, which is the same as the Stage 2 map and is available at City Hall or on the City website.
Automatic sprinkler systems may be used from 12 midnight to 4 a.m. on the designated watering day and hose end sprinkler systems, drip irrigation and soaker hoses may be used from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight on the designated watering day.
Hand watering can be done anytime but the hose MUST have an attachment with a shutoff nozzle.
Residential swimming pools may be filled only on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and pool water features such as fountains, waterfalls and slides are prohibited.
Driveways, patios and sidewalks cannot be washed unless an immediate health or safety risk is present. No washing vehicles unless at a commercial car wash, dealership, or automotive shop or detail shop. Fundraising car washes are prohibited.
Water rate surcharges for residential and commercial water use over 11000 gallons have increased to $.50 per 1000 gallons for water usage over 11000 gallons, $1.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage over 23000 gallons and $2.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage over 35000 gallons. The same surcharges will apply to yard meters for consumption over 2000, 15000 and 25000 gallons respectively.
City officials encourage strict water conservation as our water supply is in a critical situation. Our citizens are aware how low Lake Kickapoo is, and the lack of rain has prepared them for further restrictions. Compliance during Stage 2 was good and we anticipate the same cooperation in Stage 3; however, failure to abide by the stricter regulations will result in citations and fines.
A direct mail out was sent to all Archer City water customers outlining the new restrictions and more information is available on the City website at www.archercity.org.
THE CITY OF IOWA PARK IS OFFICIALLY IN A STAGE THREE DROUGHT PLAN.
Mandatory Water restrictions
Outdoor irrigation only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays
Absolutely no watering between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Still at Stage 2
1. Water customers are requested to practice water conservation and minimize water use for non-essential purposes.
2. Use of water from hydrants is limited to firefighting, or other activities essential to safety and welfare. Routine flushing of fire hydrants for other than health and safety reasons is prohibited. This restriction does not apply to businesses which require the use of water for land development and building construction purposes.
3. Irrigation of lawns by hose-end sprinklers/soaker hoses is limited to use between the hours of midnight to 10am and 7pm to midnight on designated watering days.
-homes on north and west sides of street can water on Mon,Wed & Friday.
-homes on south and east sides of street can water on Tues,Thurs, & Sat.
-homes on corners will be determined by which direction the front door faces
-all use of permanent automatic sprinkler systems may occur only between midnight and 10am on designated watering days.
-irrigation by hand held hoses or watering cans is permitted anytime
4. The washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, airplanes or other vehicles is prohibited except on designated outdoor water use days between midnight & 10am and 7pm to midnight. Washing must be done by hand held hose with shutoff nozzle or hand held bucket.
Use of commercial car washes is permitted.
Charity car washes are prohibited.
Still in Stage 2
Those who live north of the Wichita River are asked to water only on Thursdays. Those who live south of Wichita River are asked to water on Tuesday only. Dean Dale Water District officials said absolutely no outside watering between the hours of between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. This is mandatory until further notice.
Stage 3 Drought Water Restrictions
The Stage 3 Drought Warning is hereby imposed due to the combined total of Lake Arrowhead and Lake Kickapoo approaching 40%. Effective Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8 a.m., water restrictions for all water customers of the City of Electra as detailed below, will be in effect and subject to fines by police and code enforcement personnel.
Our water supply is under the guidelines of the City of Iowa Park which is under restrictions from the City of Wichita Falls. The overall goal is a fifteen percent (15%) further reduction in average daily water consumption by customers who purchase water from the City of Electra. Failure to reach the goal in reduction will result in pro-rata restrictions on all customers who purchase water from the City of Electra.
Under no water restrictions
Is under Stage 3
-RESTIRCTIONS ARE NOW MANDATORY -- NOT VOLUNTARY
- EVEN-NUMBERED ADDRESSES CAN WATER ON EVEN-NUMBERED DAYS; ODD ADDRESSES, ON ODD DAYS
- NO WATERING BETWEEN 10 AM AND 6 PM
The County has issued Stage One in their drought contingency plan.
No outside watering is requested between 9 AM and 7 PM, and only just enough to get vegetation alive. No washing vehicles. Customers with livestock must maintain their float system and keep things in good repair to prevent overflow of water.
Is in Stage 3
Is under Stage 4
WATER ONE TIME A WEEK DEPENDING ON ADDRESS. TUESDAY IS EVEN NUMBERS, THURSDAY ODD. 8 P.M TO 10 A.M.
Is under Stage 4 restrictions as of Feb. 11, went into effect on the 14th
NO IRRIGATION OR OUTSIDE WATERING ALLOWED
Still in STAGE 4
THE CITY ON 8/5 ENTERED THE FINAL STAGE OF ITS DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN...
THIS MEANS OUTDOOR WATERING OF ANY KIND IS PROHIBITED...
ALSO -- YOU CAN NO LONGER PURCHASE BULK WATER.
Stage 3 - Mandatory Water rationing
Citizens are now able to water their lawns. Watering days depend on their addresses. Even numbers can water on Mondays and Saturdays and odd numbered addresses can be watered on Tuesdays and Sundays.
The city is in Stage 4 of its drought contingency plan but that has been slightly adjusted because that's based on water from their own lake, not Graham's. The city is currently using its emergency pipeline for water. Below is Stage 3. Please contact the city at 940-849-4411 for more information.
City still follows Stage 2 Restrictions with the addition of no golf course watering and no fire hydrant use for construction companies.
1. All outdoor irrigation hose-end sprinklers, soaker hoses, or drip irrigation may occur only the hours of 12:00 midnight to 10:00 AM on a designated outdoor water use day, which will be once every five days. All outside irrigation of vegetation by permanently installed automatic irrigation systems may occur only between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 10:00 AM on designated outdoor water use days. Irrigation by hand-held hoses or hand-held buckets is permitted anytime. The time restrictions do not apply to the irrigation of commercial plant nurseries; however, the establishments shall curtail all nonessential water use.
2. The washing of automobiles, trucks, boats, airplanes, or other types of mobile equipment is prohibited except on designated outdoor water use days between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM to midnight.
Still in Stage 3
- only water two days a week
- only use a hose-in system. No lawn sprinklers. Has to be hand-held hose
- odd/even designated outdoor watering days
- addresses ending in odd numbers Saturday & Wednesday
- addresses ending in even numbers Sunday & Thursday
- washing of cars is prohibited except at commercial car washes
- No water restrictions. And not selling bulk water.
Is in Stage 3.
Is in Stage 2. No plans on going to Stage 3 anytime soon.
LIMITS WATERING TO ONE DAY A WEEK. DEPENDING ON WHICH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 281 RESIDENTS LIVE, THEY CAN WATER.
Stage 3: Drought Emergency
Public Works Director Russell Schreiber informed the City Council Tuesday morning, February 5, that lake levels are at or below 40%, triggering the need to call the Stage 3 Drought Emergency.
New water restrictions will be in place, in addition to the restrictions put in place during the Stage 2 Drought Warning that affect:
- Outdoor Irrigation/Watering
- Car Washes
- Car Dealers
- Golf Courses
- Swimming Pools
- Restaurants, Bars, Clubs and School Cafeterias
For complete details go to the City's homepage at wichitafallstx.gov and follow the links under the headline, "City Now in Stage 3 Drought Emergency-Learn More."
The website contains a complete description of the new water restrictions, a Watering Zone Map showing which day of the week residents can water, a list of 100 Ways to Save Water and much more. Citizens can also contact the Public Information Office at 761-7401.
Enforcement of violations began Wednesday at midnight. Watering is allowed on a resident or business owners designated day only.
The most significant changes for city water users:
- Automatic sprinkler systems can only be used from midnight to 5 a.m.
- Hose end sprinklers can only be used from 8 p.m. to midnight.
If you stand there and hold the hose, you can water anytime of the day. Hose-end watering is defined as having a device on the end of a garden hose that can be set in place and periodically moved. As long as you stand there and hold the hose, you can water as much as you want.
Violators will be ticketed.
Keep in mind that under Stage 3, in addition to the new water restrictions, there is a new SURCHARGE applied to anyone who uses over ten units of water per month.
The extra charge could be significant if someone is:
- Watering excessively
- Fills a swimming pool
- Has an outdoor water feature
- Leaks in:
- Somewhere in the kitchen
The City is asking that citizens monitor their water bill and reduce their water use or the extra charge will be applied. Anyone using an irrigation meter, the surcharge begins at zero.
The Water Hotline is still available for questions or reporting a violation by calling 761-7477 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For reporting violations after hours or on weekends please call 720-5000.
Wichita County Water Improvement District No.2 (Irrigation District) in Stage 2 Drought Response Stage
The WCWID No.2 entered Stage 2 (Severe Water Shortage Conditions) of the Irrigation District's drought response stages.
All water use is limited to crop irrigation, livestock water, nursery watering, municipal water and industrial water users under contract.
Water Use Restrictions include:
All water use must be within the boundaries of the Irrigation District.
Home landscape watering will be limited to scheduling once per month, Agricultural crops have precedence.
No water use will be allowed for: recreational uses, construction, mining (oil production including drilling, cementing, tank trucks, fracking, and any other oil production activity).
No land outside the District boundary will be served (annual water service - 5 times tax rate, pumps, etc.).
Lake Wichita diversions (recreational water right) will be limited to 50%.
The District should exercise Permit No. 3598 and 3599 at 20.1 cfs (9.000 gpm) each to supplement irrigation.
Water use restrictions put in place in June:
• Landscape watering utilizing a handheld hose with an automatic shut-off, a bucket or watering can is permitted any time on the water customer's assigned watering day only.
• Increase in rates per gallon after the 2000 gal. minimum.
• Step up enforcement of restrictions; violators will be fined.