Media Releases - Public Notices


To: Norwalk Water Residents
From: Luke Nelson, City Manager
RE: Water Shortage/Conservation Plan
Date: June 19, 2017
The continued heat wave and the lack of precipitation has resulted in water usage that is taxing our ability to meet demand. As a result, effective immediately, the City is commencing Stage 1 of the Water Shortage/Conservation Plan.
The Plan is divided into four stages. The stages are not necessarily consecutive but each stage is intended to further reduce water demand, with the first three stages applying primarily to periods when irrigation demand is high. The four stages can generally be defined as follows:
Stage 1: Voluntary 25% reduction in turf irrigation
Stage 2: Voluntary 50% reduction in outdoor water usage
Stage 3: Mandatory prohibition on turf irrigation
Stage 4: Mandatory water rationing
Now that Stage 1 has been implemented, what should residents do?
1. Reduce lawn irrigation by 25%.
2. Optimize your irrigation system so water is not directed onto impervious surfaces and turf is not overwatered.
3. Irrigate only on alternate days, by a system under which even numbered addresses water only on even days of the month, and odd numbered addresses water only on odd numbered days of the month.
The entire Water Shortage/Conservation plan and additional information can be viewed at water shortage/conservation plan. Please watch for updates or further progression of stages on our website and Facebook page.
For any further questions or information, please call Public Works at 981-9527.

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