One day water restrictions take effect Monday, Oct. 3

One day water restrictions take effect Monday, Oct. 3

By Callie Harris, Communications and Media Relations Manager

 

 

 

ABILENE, Texas –Starting Monday, Oct. 3, the City of Abilene will move to the Stage 1 WaterConservation Plan. Outdoor lawn watering in the City of Abilene and itswholesale water customers is limited to one day per week. The announcement,made by Mayor Norm Archibald, will serve to heighten the City’s waterconservation measures.“With the lack ofrain in our area, conditions are appropriate to move to Stage 1 in our WaterConservation Plan and water once a week,” said Mayor Norm Archibald. “We askthat citizens help conserve water whenever possible.” {{more}}Watering ispermitted midnight to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to midnight on a customer’s designatedwatering day. The customer’s watering day is determined by the last digit oftheir property’s address. Last Digitof Property’s Address     Watering Day7 or 8                                                     Sunday9                                                            Monday0                                                            Tuesday1                                                            Wednesday2                                                            Thursday3 or 4                                                     Friday5 or 6                                                     Saturday *The following provisions for non-residentialcustomers have been made to correlate with regular weekday business hours:Non-residential customers with addresses ending in 7or 8 will water on Wednesday.Non-residential customers with addresses ending in 5or 6 will water on Tuesday.The one day perweek outside lawn watering schedule will stay in effect until further notice.Abilene’s WaterConservation Plan was adopted on June 12, 2003. According to the plan, theMayor may call for one day per week watering when the Lake Fort PhantomReservoir level is ten feet below the spillway. Today, Lake Fort Phantom is at10 feet below the spillway.For moreinformation including hand watering, landscape irrigation, car washes, wateringturf or new lawns, visit the City’s websitewww.abilenetx.com/WaterUtilitiesDept/yearround.htm