August 2, 2018 – Water Restrictions Lifted

August 2, 2018 – Water Restrictions Lifted

Dry Spells and Water Rationing

At this point it’s no surprise we are enduring a long dry spell. Naturally as the heat rises and rain is no where is sight water demand goes up as residents try to bring in their yards and gardens. Northampton MUD has the responsibility of ensuring that there is enough water to serve our residents and there is a plan to ensure the health and safety issues (like fire fighting) are addressed. This plan is called the “Drought Contingency Plan” and its action is triggered by the number of hours the wells have to run to keep up with demand.

The first stage is active when the wells must run 18 hours a day to keep up and the second when wells need 22 hours to meet demand. The restrictions are as follows.

Stage 1:

  1. Odd addresses & Esplanades – Water on Saturday & Wednesday
    • Only 12 midnight to 10AM or 8PM to 12 midnight
  2. Even addresses – Water on Sunday & Thursday
    • Only 12 midnight to 10AM or 8PM to 12 midnight
  3. Hand held hose or bucket or car washing- Water anytime
  4. Please practice water conservation and minimize or discontinue water for non-essential purposes

Stage 2:

  1. Odd addresses & Esplanades – Water on Saturday & Wednesday
    • Only 12 midnight to 10AM or 8PM to 12 midnight
  2. Even addresses – Water on Sunday & Thursday
    • Only 12 midnight to 10AM or 8PM to 12 midnight
  3. Car washing only on above designated watering days and times
  4. No washing down of sidewalks, driveway, or hard or building surfaces
  5. No Pool/Jacuzzi filling except on above designated watering days and times
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