Even-odd watering restriction now in effect in Carbondale
July 16, 2012
CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Board of Trustees has initiated water restrictions to conserve water until further notice. Due to high demand during this summer’s irrigation season, and to ensure proper functioning of the town water system, the town is imposing an even/odd restriction on irrigation.
Even-numbered addresses can irrigate on even-numbered days; odd-numbered addresses can irrigate on odd-numbered days.
In addition, the town requests no watering between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and asks residents to check the settings on sprinklers to eliminate water waste and overspraying.
Even with the recent rains, the area remains in a drought condition. These actions are necessary because of the lack of water within the Crystal River watershed, according to the town.
Participation throughout the community will assist with maintaining adequate storage of the town’s treated water and help reduce the demands on the ditch systems.
For information, call the Carbondale Utility Department at 963-3140 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays.