Posted: Dec 6, 2012 2:40 PM by Caroline Flores - email@example.com
Updated: Dec 6, 2012 6:24 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The city of Corpus Christi has announced we will go into stage two water restrictions on December 17th.
"We cannot just wait and think this is gonna solve it's self. We have to take active measures to improve our condition and conserve water," said Assistant City Manager Oscar Martinez.
So to help bring us out of this drought the city will make the following rules mandatory starting December 17th.
No irrigation or lawn watering between 10am to 6pm, unless using a handheld hose or bucket. No water can overflow into the storm drains. All faucets and hydrants need to be sealed and repaired if leaking. Large property owners must obtain approval for a watering plan. Commercial Nurseries must use hand held devices, drip, or sprinkler systems to irrigate.
If residents or businesses are caught not abiding by the new rules the city will first place a red warning sign on the person's door letting them know they are violating the water conservation measures. But if a person is caught violating the rules a second time they will receive a citation that can be as high as $500 a day.
City officials say residents should take these measures very seriously because if this drought continues, Martinez says "it's conceivable that the amount of our water supply will not be able to meet our demands for water as early as April 2017."
So to help residents conserve water the city is handing out water conservation kits. They contain a shower head and water faucet heads along with other items to ensure water conservation in your home. Any resident can pick them up at the Water Department on Holly.
City officials say when we get through this drought they hope residents will continue to conserve their water.
Some other helpful tips to conserve water are to shorten your shower time to under 10 minutes, repair all leaky faucets immediately, only run your dishwasher when it's full, consider rainwater harvesting, use soaker hoses to water plants, and use plants adapted to our environment.
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