Residents are encouraged to protect and conserve water at all times. In November 2006, the City adopted a Water Conservation Plan
(Chapter 13 of City Code). Goals in the plan include reducing the municipal use in gallons per capita per day (gcpd) to 170 gcpd by 2001 and 160 gcpd by 2016. Achieving this goal will save twenty-five million gallons of water annually by 2011.
City Code, Chapter 13, Section 13.06, includes information on landscape design and installation requirements as well as the landscape watering management rules. Water management rules for outside irrigation are in effect year round. Watering is limited to once a week by ordinance. Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers, soaker hoses, or automatic irrigation systems is banned between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. year round. Hand watering with a hose equipped with a positive cut-off device, a faucet-filled 5 gallon bucket or watering can, or drip irrigation system is permitted at any time. During droughts, the City Council may take action to restrict the above noted watering limitations.
Recheck your irrigation timers periodically to ensure they are showing correct time periods especially when Daylight time changes occur or if you have experienced a power outage.
Water Conservation Plan Variance Application
- Residents requesting an exemption from the provisions of the Water Conservation Plan ordinance shall request a variance to the City Council.