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City of Athens initiates Stage I of drought contingency plan

City of Athens initiates Stage I of drought contingency plan
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POSTED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 4:07pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 4:10pm

The city of Athens released a notice on Monday initiating stage I of the drought contingency plan.

The notice is printed below:

This notice is hereby given that the Athens Municipal Water Authority and the city of Athens, Texas are initiating Stage I of the drought contingency plan, effective July 8, 2013.

Water customers of the AMWA and the city of Athens, Texas are requested to voluntarily conserve water and adhere to prescribed restrictions on certain water uses.

Stage I - Mild water shortage conditions

Goal - Achieve a voluntary 10% reduction in daily use.

Voluntary water use restrictions:

Water customers are requested to voluntarily limit the irrigation of landscaped areas to even numbered days for water customers with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) and odd numbered days for water customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) and to irrigate landscapes only between the hours of midnight to 10:00 a.m., and 8:00 p.m., to midnight on designated watering days.

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

A complete copy of the drought contingency plan is available to the public at Athens City Hall, 508 East Tyler Street, Athens, Texas or www.athenstexas.us.

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