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Posted on: June 18, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Water Restrictions!

As of June 11, 2013, the Town Manager has issued an administrative order putting water restrictions into effect. Please take notice!

1. Persons are urged to conserve water in every possible way in their homes and businesses;

2. Washing of public or private sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts, patios or other hard surfaces with municipal treated water shall be prohibited (the Town’s use of non-treated well water for such purposes is exempted);

3. Power washing of structures with municipal treated water shall be prohibited (commercial power washing of structures will be allowed when necessary for exterior painting and related repairs);

4. Filling, refilling or replacement of water in swimming pools, hot tubs or landscape water features with municipal treated water shall be prohibited (Town Park pool shall be exempted; addition of water to public or private pools, hot tubs or water features to make up for evaporative losses is exempted);

5. Noncommercial washing of privately owned cars or other motor vehicles, trailers or boats with municipal treated water shall be prohibited, unless by bucket;

6. Use of municipal treated water for commercial car washes shall be prohibited, although commercial car washing which is programmed or operated to minimize water consumption (approximately 23 gallons per wash) will be allowed;

7. Use of municipal treated water for irrigation of any public or private lawns, gardens, trees, shrubs, plants, municipal or school fields, or similar grass areas shall be prohibited except for a singular period not to exceed thirty (30) minutes upon the following days, either before 9 am or after 9 pm:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday for residents and businesses with odd numbered addresses;
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday for residents and businesses with even numbered addresses;
Sundays for all residents and businesses

8. Newly planted landscaping that requires additional watering maybe exempted on a case by case basis through the Town Manager’s office.

NOTE: Any business involving the growing and selling of plants shall be exempt from these irrigation restrictions with respect to irrigation water for such plants only. Drip irrigation systems and hand watering by bucket or watering can shall also be exempt from these restrictions. The use of municipal water for dust suppression in Town Park during festival events shall be exempt, and irrigation by non-treated well water in Town Park shall likewise be exempt.

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