We are currently in Water Conservation Stage 1
Citizens are requested to participate in water conservation measures outlined in the current Water Conservation Plan under Stage 1 as follows:
- Voluntarily limit irrigation of landscaped areas to two days per week.
- Water only between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. in the morning, and between 8:00 p.m. in the evening to 12:00 midnight on designated watering days.
- For residents with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8), these voluntary watering days are Sundays and Thursdays.
- For residents with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9), these voluntary watering days are Saturdays and Wednesdays.
Water - One of Our Most Precious Assets
Did you even know that the City of Temple had a Water Conservation Plan? We do, and we think it's important for you to know about too. Our Water Conservation Plan is based on both supply and demand. While we have an adequate water supply, the City's ability to deliver the water is limited by how much demand is placed on our water distribution system. During the summer months, demand levels tend to peak and our ability to deliver the water can become strained.
Our Water Conservation Plan establishes certain 'triggers' that move us, progressively, from voluntary conservation to mandatory conservation stages. The Water Conservation Plan 'triggers' are generally based upon the amount of water we are pumping out of the water plant on a daily basis. Once certain demand levels are reached, water conservation stages are 'triggered'.
Our Water Conservation Plan consists of 4 stages. Stage 1 is a voluntary conservation stage in which customers are simply asked to voluntarily limit their outdoor water usage. Stages 2 and 3 are gradual in nature and provide mandatory conservation measures for water customers, with Stage 4 being an "Emergency Water Shortage" that includes only essential water usage. The Plan also has penalties for violations when a Stage has been engaged, to include the discontinuation of water service.
As we head into the traditionally high water usage months of the summer, we encourage all citizens to conserve water. For ideas on how to conserve water at your house, check out our tips and links section. Watch this page for water conservation activation notices.