Tyler remains under voluntary drought measures
Tyler, Tx (KETK) — The City of Tyler Water Utilities Department is reminding citizens that Tyler remains under voluntary "Step One" Drought Contigency Measures as outlined in Article X of the City of Tyler Codes of Ordinances.
"We are anticipating a possible dry summer; therefore are encouraging residents to be aware of their water use and to conserve as possible." said Water Utilities Managing Director Greg Morgan.
Under Step One drough measures, recommended watering schedules are voluntary and are as follows:
For customers with street addresses ending in an even number limit irrigation of landscaped areas to Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
For water customers with a street address ending in an odd number limit irrigation of landscaped areas to Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays.
Irrigation should done between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Additional steps that Tyler will take under Step One will include expedited repair of water line breaks, reducing flushing of water mains, and discontinuings fire hydrant testing.
The City of Tyler is in better shape than other cities and water districts in the northeast Texas region at this time. Lake Tyler system is down 3.49 feet but is at a 79.4 percent capacity. Lake Palestine is only down .21 feet and 98.9 percent of capacity.