Owentown-area under water restrictions

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 9:54am

Drought conditions are widespread across the state. The Smith County Municipal Utility District #1 is experiencing Mild Drought Conditions and encourages all citizens to help conserve our precious water resources.

Our water system is under Stage I Water-Use Restrictions. This means that water use is restricted in the following ways:

1. Voluntary Restrictions:

• Customers are encouraged to limit nonessential water use to prevent further restrictions.

2. Mandatory Outdoor Restrictions:

• Usage of water for outdoor purposes, such as lawns, gardens, and car washing, is restricted to Saturday & Sunday or 6:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

• Outdoor water use is not allowed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during the week.

• Washing of motor vehicles and filling pools are prohibited during the week.

• Washing of sidewalks, driveways, and other hard surfaces is prohibited.

A copy of the Drought Contingency Plan is available at the district’s office. (903) 877-3644.

Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of this notice will result in one warning, thereafter a $250 fine for residential, $1000 for non-residential, and termination of water service till fine is paid.

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