Clarksville Implements Mandatory Water Restriction
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A few days ago, it was voluntary, now leaders in one community are saying people must conserve water.
Late Friday evening, Clarksville Gas and Water implemented, Stage Two, of its Drought Management Plan, in response to continued high water demand and extreme hot and dry weather conditions.
Stage Two requires mandatory restrictions by all water consumers within the Clarksville water distribution system. Gas and Water employees are driving through residential neighborhoods to let people know who are not aware of the mandatory water restrictions in place and ask them to abide by the requirements.
Emphasis will be placed on the mandatory day-of-week water schedule during off-peak hours.
Stage Two of the Drought Management Plan includes the following for all customers:
-Only initial filling of ornamental fountains
-Prohibits recreational water use including use of faucets, hoses or hydrants, which uses water in such a manner as to allow run-off or other wastes.
- Prohibits washing of any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane, or other vehicle. Vehicle washing may be done at any time on the immediate premises of a commercial car wash or commercial service station. (Exception if the health, safety, and welfare of the public is contingent upon frequent cleansing, such as garbage trucks and vehicles used to transport food and perishables)
-Reduction in frequency of draining and refilling swimming pools.
-Mandatory Day of Week Watering Schedule: Even addresses are allowed to water on Sundays and Thursdays. Odd addresses water on Saturday and Wednesday. Watering allowed only during off-peak hours, 8:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m.
The restrictions are mandatory, and the Clarksville Gas and Water company said violators may be subject to penalties. Gas and Water employees can be identified by their City identification badge and will be driving clearly marked CGW vehicles.