Drought
12:11 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

City returns to Stage 1 Water Conservation measures

GREENVILLE - City Manager Steven Alexander has announced the return to Stage 1 water conservation measures for the City of Greenville.

Rainfall over the past few weeks has improved local drought conditions as well as lake and reservoir levels. The City has been at Stage 2 since January 20, 2012 and had previously been at Stage 3 of the Water Conservation Plan since October 5, 2011.

Overall, rainfall is still down for the past several months so it is important to continue to conserve water

In 1999, the City adopted a Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan. The plan was last updated in 2007. Currently, the City is at Stage 1 – Mild Water Shortage Conditions.

Requirements for initiating water conservation measures at Stage 1 occur certain criteria in the plan are met.

Water Use Restrictions

Under Stage 1, water customers are asked to comply with the following Water Use Restrictions:

1) Water customers are requested to voluntarily limit the irrigation of landscaped areas.

2) Water customers are requested to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes.

Wholesale Water Customers

Wholesale water customers of the City of Greenville are also subject to Stage 1 restrictions and

are being notified of their requirements. Current wholesale customers are encouraged to implement conservation plans similar in nature to the City’s plan.

Termination

Stage 1 of the Plan may be rescinded when two or more conditions listed as triggering events have ceased to exist. These conditions will only be mitigated by substantial rainfall. For more information visit www.ci.greenville.tx.us/savewater.