TYLER — The City of Tyler Water Utilities Department is reminding citizens that Tyler remains under voluntary “Step One” Drought Contingency Measures as outlined in Article X (Water Conservation/Emergency Demand Management Plan) of the City of Tyler Code of Ordinances. “We are anticipating a possible dry summer; therefore are encouraging residents to be aware of their water use and to conserve as possible,” said Water Utilities Managing Director Greg Morgan.
Under Step One modified drought measures, recommended watering schedules are voluntary and are as follows:
· For customers with street addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 7), limit irrigation of landscaped areas to Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
· For water customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) limit irrigation of landscaped area to Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays.
· Additionally, irrigation should be done between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am.
Additional steps that the City will take under “Step One” include expedited repair of water line breaks, reducing flushing of water mains and discontinuing fire hydrant testing.
The City of Tyler is in better shape than other municipalities and water districts in the northeast Texas region at this time, according to officials. The Lake Tyler system is down 3.49 feet but is at 79.4% capacity. Lake Palestine is only down .21 feet and at 98.9% of capacity.