While we've been stuck with damp and dreary weather lately, the hot, hazy and humid days of summer are upon us. Plainview Water District Commissioners Kevin Langberg, Joel Kessler, and Edward Shulroff would like to remind residents of the urgent need to conserve our most precious resource . . . drinking water. By conserving water, you ensure that the Plainview Water District will be able to continuously provide high quality water to its customers.
"Water usage always increases dramatically as the weather gets warmer and we must stress to our residents that water conservation is the single most important element to protecting the quality and quantity of our water supply," stated Commissioner Langberg.
According to Commissioner Langberg, saving water is important for several major reasons:
Saving water lessens the strains on the water-pumping system. This helps to avoid water use restrictions so that essential firefighting needs are met.
Saving water will improve overall water pressure.
Saving water saves electric energy.
Saving water ensures a plentiful supply for all our needs now and for future generations.
Residents are reminded that a significant savings in water usage can be achieved by following the simple rules of the Plainview Water District Water Conservation Ordinance as follows:
All water sprinkling for lawns, gardens and shrubbery is prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Houses with even numbered street addresses may sprinkle on even numbered calendar days, during the prescribed hours (from midnight to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to midnight). Houses with odd numbered street addresses may sprinkle on odd numbered calendar days, during the prescribed hours. Houses with no street numbers may sprinkle on even numbered calendar days, during the prescribed hours.
All hoses for exterior water use must be fitted with a hand-operated automatic-off nozzle valve.
2. The hosing of driveways, sidewalks and streets is prohibited.
Remember conserving our water benefits everyone and will help you save water and money.