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Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan
Stage 1 of the city of Terrell's Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan (the Plan) was effective June 20, 2006. Our area is experiencing below normal rainfall. Several area cities are now at various stages of their Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plans.
Triggers for Stage 1 of the Plan include when at least one of the following conditions exists.
2) The total daily water demand exceeds 95 percent of the safe operating
capacity on a single day.
3) The New City Lake at Elmo recedes 5 feet below spillway.
The safe operating capacity of the water treatment plant is 6.2 million gallons of water per day. The total daily water demand has exceeded 80 percent of the safe operating capacity for three consecutive days. The water treatment plant is treating an average day of about 5.4 million gallons of water. The New City Lake at Elmo has receded 5.7 feet below spillway. Two of the three triggers for Stage 1 have occurred.
The goal for Stage 1 is to achieve a voluntary five percent (5%) reduction in total water use and to manage limited water supplies and/or reduce water demand.
Customers will be informed of the stage 1 condition by mail on the next water bill and will be asked to practice water conservation.
If drought conditions do not improve in the next 30 days, the city will need to implement stage 2 of the Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan.
Voluntary Water Use Restrictions:
The water usage reduction is voluntary but there is also a surcharge to water bills if a reduction in usage is not achieved.
A base water usage allocation will be set using the number of gallons of water used by the customer in this billing period.
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