May 27, 2006

Water Restrictions In Place


As a result of continued drought conditions and an increase in water usage during the first quarter of this year, effective June 1, 2006, in accordance with the Town of Little Elm's Drought Contingency plan (ordinance #722) Little Elm will initiate Stage 3-severe water restrictions. In the coming weeks I will try to provide tips and suggestions to help ease the strain these restrictions will place on our landscaping. Anyone who has any tips/suggestions is encouraged to provide them here for all to see.

The goal for water use under these restrictions is a reduction of twenty percent in use that would have occurred without drought contingency measures. Under the Stage 3- severe rules, customers will only be able to use sprinkler and irrigation systems once per week. All outdoor watering is prohibited between the hours of:

5:00 A.M.- 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Little Elm mandatory seven day watering schedule is as follows:

>Retail, Business, Industrial and Commercial Customers
May Only Water On Mondays


>Residential Addresses Ending in an Even Number
May Only Water On Tuesdays


>Residential Addresses Ending in an Odd Number
May Only Water On Wednesdays


>Schools, Places of Worship, Parks, Medians/ROW
May Only Water On Thursdays

>Fridays-Sundays will be used to replenish the water supply

Stage 3 water restrictions:
*Prohibit Watering from 5-8 am and from 10 am -6 pm daily
*Prohibit hosing of paved areas, buildings, or windows
*Prohibit washing or rinsing of vehicles by hose
*Prohibit using water in such a manner to allow runoff or other waste

*Allows hand-held to be used for trees and shrubs, up to one hour on any day
*Allows soaker hoses for foundation maintenance as exempt

Violation of these restrictions may result in disconnection of customer irrigation systems and/or total water services, with reconnection fees, and possible monetary penalties. Restrictions do not apply to those customers using on-site water wells unless the usage creates public safety or health hazards.
Questions? Contact the Little Elm Department of Public Works 214-975-0471

3 Comments:

Anonymous your1635neighbor said...

I noticed that one neighbor had left their sprinkler on all day yesterday (Memorial Day) from the previous day or, early am until late in the evening. I was told by another neighbor that she (the homeowner)was out of town and her daughter had turned on the sprinkler system and forgotten about it. So while he was watching I turned the water off since it was streaming all down the street an into the drain. We all need to conserve water and adhere to the water restrictions....

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 6:38:00 AM  
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