Water Supply Emergency in Smith County

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 3:45pm

SMITH COUNTY — NEWS RELEASE:

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.

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.

These Restrictions Shall Take Effect Monday August 8, 2011 until You Receive Written Noticed of Termination of Emergency.
 

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