The flash flood threat increases late tonight and into Thursday. Rounds of storms may dump a lot of rain across our region.
A water shortage alert has been announced for Georgetown Municipal Water & Sewer Service customers.
Mandatory conservation measures are going into effect immediately, and the following non-essential water usages are prohibited:
- Watering of established lawns. parks, golf course fairways, playing fields and other recreational areas.
- Filling of residential swimming pools.
- Filling of fountains, reflecting pools, and artificial waterfalls.
- Use of fire hydrants (excluding Class I and Class II use).
- Flushing of sewers and hydrants (except as needed to ensure public health).
- Serving water in restaurants, clubs, or eating places, except by customer request.
- Increasing water levels in scenic and recreational ponds and lakes, except as necessary to support fish and wildlife.
- Use of water for dirt control or compaction.
- Washing sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts or other hard surfaces.
- Washing down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection.
- Flushing gutters or permitting water to run to accumulate in any gutter or street.
- Expanding nursery facilities, placing new irrigated agricultural land in production.
- No washing of vehicles
According to the water shortage alert, when necessary customers may water minimally on an odd/even watering schedule.
Addresses ending in odd numbers water of Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 6 am - 10 am, and 6 pm - 10 pm.
Addresses ending in even numbers water of Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, from 6 am - 10 am, and 6 pm - 10 pm.
No watering on Mondays.