Stage 2 water restrictions now in place

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Updated: 4/02/2012 8:18 am
Lubbock residents face tighter water restrictions. Stage 2 of the city's water regulations are now in place.

City leaders say there are a number of factors at play, including the ongoing drought, the usual increase in water usage through the spring and summer, and months to go before the new Lake Alan Henry pipeline is online.

Below are the new restrictions. Click on the links at the top of this article for documents with more information and the variance request form you must fill out and send to the City before planting new landscape.

These are the stage 2 restrictions, according to the City of Lubbock:
  • Watering allowed only between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
  • Landscape irrigation allowed only once per week
  • Irrigation must be limited to 1 ½ inches of water
  • Irrigation must be without significant runoff
  • City operations and wholesale customers must adhere to restrictions
  • Hand watering is allowed at any time 
Irrigation schedules will be based on the last digit of the address

1 – Tuesday
2 – Wednesday
3/4 – Thursday
5/6 – Friday
7/8 – Saturday
9/0 – Sunday

For example, 110 Main Street will water on Sunday
73 Pine Avenue will water on Thursday
5616 122nd Street will water on Friday

Non-essential Water Use” restrictions associated with Stage 2 include:
  • No use of water to wash vehicles at residences
  • No spray down of hard surfaced areas
  • No spray down of buildings
  • No flushing gutters No use of water in fountains or ponds for aesthetic purposes except to support aquatic life

The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority (CRMWA) enacted Stage 1 of its Drought Contingence Plan in January 2012. CRMWA supplies water to the City of Lubbock from Lake Meredith and the Roberts County Well Field. Though a small amount of water was pumped from Lake Meredith last year, 2012 is the first year in CRMWA history that no water is expected to be available for delivery from Lake Meredith.

CRMWA will rely on its groundwater reserves in Roberts County this year, though this system has a lower delivery capacity than that of the lake. While the groundwater is a very reliable water supply source, delivery capacity could be a problem during the summer months as demand increases.

The City of Lubbock and CRMWA ask that all residents and businesses be considerate and efficient with their water usage in an effort to conserve water and reduce overall demand.
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