Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Mandatory Water Restrictions

As the Mills River continues to drop in flow, the City of Hendersonville is implementing mandatory water restrictions to ensure our ability to meet the core water needs of our customers. By declaring a Phase II water shortage condition, the City and County will enforce restrictions on a number of uses, and violators may be subject to disconnection of their water service or a fine of up to $500.

Until mandatory restrictions are lifted, the following restrictions are in place:
  • Watering of lawns, shrubs, trees and flowers is prohibited
  • Vegetable gardens may only be watered once a week up to one inch of water
  • New or existing pools may not be filled
  • Washing of sidewalks, decks, driveways, patios, or homes or buildings is prohibited
  • Washing cars is prohibited, unless at a commercial car wash which recycles water
  • Operation or filling of ornamental fountains, pools or ponds is prohibited
  • Drinking water at restaurants shall not be served unless requested by the patron
  • Operation of water-cooled air conditioners is prohibited, unless the water is recycled
  • Any other unnecessary use or intentional wasting of water is prohibited
Residents can help with the City’s enforcement effort by reporting violations or problems to the City’s Drought Response Hotline at 828-233-3215. A coalition of Hendersonville water and sewer employees, city code inspectors, city police and county sheriff deputies will be used to enforce the Phase II water restrictions.

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