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Drought Notice

CITY OF HONEY GROVE

PUBLIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT

NOTICE TO ALL WATER CUSTOMERS

AUGUST 2006

Water Customer:

The on going drought conditions and increasing demands for water could result in the Honey Grove Water treatment plant reaching its capacity to deliver treated water to our customers. We are asking each of you to do your part. If we all follow the guide lines listed below, hopefully we can avoid implementing ordinances that would mandate ”essential water use” only and could set limits to certain days in certain areas with the issuance of fines for disregarding rules or a worse case scenario would be to ban watering altogether. Please do your part to help conserve your drinking water supply. We have to consider the possibility that drought conditions could go on into the fall and winter months which would really deplete our supply. Please come by City Hall and we can provide you with brochures with helpful water saving hints and simple rules to make sure your lawn, trees, shrubs, or even your home’s foundation are receiving the full benefit of your watering techniques. PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO AVOID A WATER CRISIS.

1. Please water between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. only. Attaching a timer to your faucets will insure water comes on and goes off at the right time. This doesn’t mean to water all night long. Timers can be set for 1 hour, 2 hours, etc.

2. Watering once every 5 days, 1 - 2 inches, according to experts, will ensure a good root system. The grass will not be as green as you would like but with a good root system, your grass will recover faster when the drought conditions end.

3. Do not empty your children’s swimming pools and refill every day. Position the pool where it is in a shady area. This will reduce the amount of evaporation and water won’t have to be added as often.

4. Please repair any dripping or leaking faucets you may have inside and/or outside of your home. Large amounts of water are lost each day due to this.

5. Put a soaker hose around your home’s foundation. This will ensure the biggest percentage of the water is soaking into the ground around your home and not spraying out into the air or in flower beds and yard.

Written By: ryanjburns
Date Posted: 12/30/2006
Number of Views: 1715

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