DROUGHT INFORMATION


PARK CITIES MUD INITIATES STAGE 1 OF DROUGHT
CONTINGENCY PLAN

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PARK CITIES’ DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN

STAGE 1


Triggers:
• Demand exceeds 90% of capacity for 3 straight days
• Supply becomes contaminated
• Failure or damage of major system components
• Level in Grapevine Lake reaches 527.0 feet (8 feet low)

Actions: (Goal – 2% Reduction)
• Reduction in municipal operations water usage
•  Voluntary water reductions by public and commercial users
• Increase public education on ways to reduce water usage
• Intensify efforts on leak detection and repair
• Initiate voluntary landscape irrigation schedules

STAGE 2
Triggers: (in addition to Stage 1 triggers)
• Demand exceeds 95% of capacity for 3 straight days
• Demand in any portion of water system equals capacity
• Level in Grapevine Lake reaches 525.0 feet (10 feet low)

Actions: (Goal – 5% Reduction)
•  Publication of mandatory water reduction requirements
• Notify State of Implementation of actions
• Initiate Engineering Study on alternatives should conditions worsen
• Municipal reduction in water used for street cleaning, equipment washing, aesthetic water use, landscape irrigation, and routine fire hydrant flushing
• Washing of all vehicles except with a bucket, pail or other normal size receptacle.  Commercial car washes shall use minimum practical water settings
• No wasting of water through defective plumbing
• Prohibit use of fire hydrants except for fire fighting or as authorized
• Prohibit use of water for aesthetic purposes unless using reused or recirculated water
• Prohibit use of water to wash down sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts or any other hard surfaced area except for public health purposes

STAGE 3
Triggers: (In addition to Stage 2 Triggers)
• Demand exceeds 98% of capacity for 3 straight days
• Level in Grapevine Lake reaches 520.0 feet (15 feet low)
• District’s usage from Grapevine Lake approaches permit limit

Actions: (Goal – 10% Reduction)
• Publication of mandatory water reduction requirements
• Notify State of Implementation of actions
• Prohibit all aesthetic water usage
• Prohibit all vehicle washing
• Limit landscape and lawn watering to twice a week
• Prohibit make-up water for all pools and hot tubs
• Prohibit establishment of new landscaping
• Implement pro rata curtailment of commercial water usage
• Initiate rate surcharge of 30% for all water usage over 12,000 gallons per month per customer

STAGE 4
Triggers: (In addition to Stage 3 Triggers)
• Demand exceeds delivery amount
• Demand in any portion of water system seriously exceeds delivery capacity
• Level of Grapevine Lake reaches 515.0 feet (20 feet low)
• District demand exceeds delivery

Actions: (Goal – 25% Reduction)
• Publication of mandatory water reduction requirements
• Notify State of Implementation of actions
• Implement viable alternative water supply strategies
• Prohibit all outdoor water usage
• Implement pro rata water allocations to commercial customers
• Establish maximum residential usage with a revised rate schedule and a 60% surcharge for all usage over 12,000 gallons per month per customer