"With no rain or only a few showers in the forecast for the near future, it is necessary to promote outdoor water use reduction now and in the coming weeks," said Mayor Bill Robertson.
According to the regional office of the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) in Shreveport, several water systems have already issued water conservation requirements to their customers and DHH is anticipating an increase in boil advisories due to the drought situation.
"We are hoping the citizens of Minden will cooperate with this voluntary watering schedule and encourage the residents to help us in our efforts to conserve water," Robertson said. "Let us assure you that our constant goal is to provide you 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
No outdoor watering should be done on Mondays in order to allow the water supply to recharge.
Between 2-5 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
Ornamental Fountains/ Waterfalls
Operate only if water will be re-circulated
Only Topping off