City of Sulphur reminds residents when to water yards during mandatory water conservation
SULPHUR, La. (KPLC) - The City of Sulphur is reminding residents when they can water their yards and gardens during the current mandatory water conservation order.
“The sever drought that has been going on has put a great demand on our water system our elevated tanks have been drawn down,” Mayor Mike Danahay said.
Danahay said the city is asking residents to conserve water until further notice.
“Fortunately we haven’t seen any drops in pressures of that nature or anything else,” he said. “It’s critical in many ways. It’s critical to keep that pressure up.”
Danahay said the order will help the city’s water system rebuild and maintain water pressure in hopes of avoiding a boil advisory and to make sure water is available in case of a fire emergency.
“We’re not experiencing any low water at this time but certainly we don’t want to get to that point,” Danahay said. “We have also talked with our fire department and they also have the ability to tanker it.”
Residents and businesses must follow certain guidelines when it comes to watering their lawns and gardens.
However, if you need to water your lawn it’s best to do it between sunset and sunrise so less water evaporates.
“We’re asking for citizens to look at things such as sprinkler systems, pools, things of that nature that would bring on a higher demand of water,” Danahay said.
The following guidelines were issued as per Ordinance No. 520:
- Owners and occupiers of residences and businesses with odd-numbered street addresses shall be permitted to water their lawns and gardens only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between midnight and 2:00 p.m.
- Owners and occupiers of residences and businesses with even-numbered street addresses shall be permitted to water their lawns and gardens on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, between midnight and 2:00 p.m.
- Owners and occupiers of residences and businesses that do not have street addresses shall be permitted to water their lawns and gardens only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between midnight and 2:00 p.m.
The city tells 7News residents will be notified when the water conservation is lifted.
Many of our viewers asked about how this may affect businesses such as car washes and the waterpark. The mayor tells us they have systems in place that allow much of their water to be cleaned and put back into the system.
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