"The purpose of the schedule for watering is to reduce the stress on our water supply during the current drought," said Minden Mayor Bill Roberston. "As this drought continues and the heat rises, it is necessary to further promote and encourage outdoor water use reduction now and in the coming weeks."
Temperatures are expected to continue to reach record highs with no significant rainfall in the forecast.
"We are hoping the citizens of Minden will continue to cooperate with this voluntary watering schedule, and we encourage the residents to help us in our efforts to conserve water," Robertson said, "Let us assure you, our constant goal is to provide residents with a safe, dependable and sufficient supply of drinking water."
In an effort to conserve, the city will reduce the operation hours of all city water parks from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The following schedules apply:
Odd numbered street addresses water only on Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays
Even numbered street addresses water only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Mondays no outdoor watering in order to allow the water supply to recharge.
Between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. or after 8 p.m.
Watering Non-Turf Plants
Only hand-held watering containers or hoses restricted to less than 5 pm.
Ornamental Fountains/ Waterfalls
Operate only if water will be re-circulated