EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2014
The City of Wolfforth will institute Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency Plan, effective May 1, 2014. In addition to the Water Restrictions listed below, the following measures will apply:
Ordinance No. 435
Stage 1 Mild Water Shortage Conditions
Goal: Achieve a ten percent (10%) reduction in daily water demand.
Supply Management Measures:
Measures, if any, to be implemented to manage limited water supplies and/or reduce water demand may include reduced or discontinued flushing of water mains, activation and use of an alternative supply source(s); reduced or discontinued irrigation of public landscaped areas.
Voluntary Water Use Restrictions:
(a) Water customers are requested to voluntarily limit the irrigation of landscaped areas to Sundays and Thursdays for customers with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8, or no address) and Saturdays and Wednesdays for water customers with a street address ending in and odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9), and to irrigate landscapes only between the hours of 8:00 p.m. in the evening preceding the designated watering day and 10:00 a.m. on the morning of the designated watering day.
(b) All operations of the City of Wolfforth shall adhere to water use restrictions prescribed for Stage 2 of the Plan.
(c) Water customers are requested to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes.
DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW WATER TREATMENT PLANT, AND REFURBISHING OF ALL WATER STORAGE FACILITIES, THE CITY WILL NO LONGER FLUSH FIRE HYDRANTS. IF THE DROUGHT CONTINUES, WEATHER AND CONSTRUCTION ISSUES MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL WATER CONSUMPTION RESTRICTIONS.
The following water restrictions apply to sprinkler systems within the City of Wolfforth:
Landscaping Irrigation Systems
Sec.13.05.068. Landscaping Irrigation Systems
Any landscape irrigation system within the City of Wolfforth shall be operated in a manner that prevents the following:
(a) system operation during periods in which the temperature drops below 35 degrees Farenheit;
(b) system operation which creates a hazard to vehicular or pedestrian traffic;
(c) use of spray or rotary sprinkler heads within landscaped areas of 4 feet in width or less, when adjacent to public rights-of-way, or impervious areas that drain to public rights-of-way; and
(d) system operation outside of the manufacturers recommended pressure range.
(e) intentional sprinkler head/emitter discharge or overspray onto non-landscaped or non-turf areas, including without limitation, public streets, alleys or impervious areas that drain onto public streets or alleys.
Sec. 13.05.069 Operation of Irrigation Systems or Devices
During Daylight Saving Time, landscape irrigation by any manner utilizing water, in whole or in part, obtained from the city water system, is prohibited except during the times between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. This subparagraph (a) of this section shall not apply to the following irrigation activities:
(a) Subsurface or soaker hose type irrigation systems;
(b) Irrigation using hoses that are manually attended at all times of operation;
(c) Short term operation of an automatic irrigation system solely for the purposes of testing the proper operation of said system; or
(d) Irrigation of newly installed landscape material by an automatic irrigation system or irrigation device for a period no longer than three (3) weeks after the landscape material has been installed.
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