New water restrictions for Pleasant Grove

2012-09-16T00:15:00Z 2012-09-16T01:06:09Z New water restrictions for Pleasant GroveLaura Giles - Correspondent Daily Herald
September 16, 2012 12:15 am  • 

PLEASANT GROVE -- In order to ensure that there will be enough water for lawns and gardens until the end of the month, residents in Pleasant Grove have been asked to limit their watering to two days per week. Odd number houses should water on Mondays and Fridays.

Even number houses should water on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Watering will not be allowed on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Sundays.

"We're trying to make the water stretch until the first of October," said public works director Lynn Walker.

"We only have so much. There is only 50 to 60 percent of the water that we usually depend on coming off of the mountain," Walker said.

Walker said that the secondary water supply is usually shut off sometime between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15. This year, he is hoping it will last until Oct. 1.

"Pleasant Grove could have plenty of water if we use it wisely," he said. "People are over watering."

According to Walker, one inch of water per week is recommended with the current temperatures. Watering time for one inch is 17 minutes, he said. However, some people are watering their lawns and gardens all day.

Residents who do not follow the watering restrictions will be given a warning. After the first warning, their water will be shut off, Walker said. A fee of $50 must be paid to get the water turned on again.

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