Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Oct 02nd

Water restrictions continue

The City of Minden is urging citizens to continue following the voluntary outdoor watering schedule. The schedule, which became effective on June 21, will continue until further notice.

"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:

Watering Lawns/Turf

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.

Sprinkler Times

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.

Washing Sidewalks,

Driveways, Street

Avoid

Ornamental Fountains/ Waterfalls

Operate only if water will be re-circulated

Swimming Pools

No Filling

No Overfilling

Only Topping-off

 

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