LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - The Smiths Water and Sewer Authority issued water usage limit related to the drought that affecting Alabama.
The release says the following:
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) Office of Water Resources (OWR) issued an Emergency Drought Declaration for Lee County and many other surrounding counties on Nov. 1.
Conditions across Alabama are continuing to degrade rapidly due to lack of precipitation.
Based on the Emergency Drought Declaration and Smiths Water & Sewer Authority's Drought Contingency Plan, Smiths Water & Sewer Authority (SWSA) is enacting a Drought Level 2 response effective Nov. 7, 2016, and continuing until further notice.
SWSA customers are required to implement the following outdoor water use conservation measures (ALL TIMES STATED ON THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE ARE EASTERN TIME):
- No outdoor water use between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
- Even number addresses (house #) are permitted outdoor water use on even number calendar days only.
- Odd number addresses (house #) are permitted outdoor water use on odd number calendar days only.
- Use of hydrants for any purpose other than firefighting, public health, safety, or flushing is prohibited.
In addition to the required conservation efforts listed above, SWSA customers are strongly encouraged to exercise additional household water conservation tips such as:
- Wash only full loads of dishes or laundry
- Take shorter showers. Shortening shower time by a minute or two can save up to 150 gallons of water per month.
- Check plumbing for leaks periodically and make immediate repairs
- Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
Water conservation is any beneficial reduction in water loss, waste, or use. Please do your part in conserving and sustaining our precious resource. For more information, please contact the Smiths Water & Sewer Authority at (334) 298-6342.