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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Emergency Water Conservation

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STAGE 1 

A WATER SHORTAGE EXISTS WITHIN THE CITY OF HEWITT AND THE CITY MANAGER HAS INSTITUTED MANDATORY WATER USE RESTRICTIONS AS OF AUGUST 05, 2020 UNTIL OCTOBER 04, 2020. THESE RESTRICTIONS ARE MANDATORY AND PERSONS FAILING TO COMPLY ARE SUBJECT TO TERMINATION OF CITY WATER SERVICE. 

Mandatory compliance - Upon implementation by the city manager, the following restrictions shall apply unless specifically exempted: 

The city shall limit use of water for municipal purposes to those activities necessary to maintain the public health, safety and welfare and any computer-controlled irrigation systems that incorporate evapotranspiration data in setting irrigation run times. 

The city shall monitor “excessive watering” and issue notification to customers. 

“Excessive watering” occurs where run-off extends for a distance greater than ten (10) feet from the customer’s property or where there is washing or hosing down of buildings, sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches, parking surfaces or other paved surfaces. Criminal penalties do not apply during Stage 1 restrictions. 

Due to heavy usage, the city is unable to maintain adequate storage levels in our ground storage facilities. This could reduce the amount of water that can be transmitted to city customers. 

The city anticipates returning the area to full operational capacity within 60 days. 

Until this time, conservation is imperative which will help meet water demands and avoid enacting mandatory water restrictions in Hewitt. 

For more information call (254) 296-5686 or email ksexton@cityofhewitt.com 

Hewitt Water Utility Services 

Kevin Reinke, Utilities Director – kreinke@cityofhewitt.com 

or Karen Sexton, Utility Analyst - ksexton@cityofhewitt.com 

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