The Henrietta City Council voted to implement Stage 3 of the Drought Response Plan at the City Council Meeting Monday night. The following water restrictions apply and are effective August 9, 2011:
The irrigation of lawns and gardens by the use of city water shall be limited as follows:
(a) Residences with an odd number address may water on odd-numbered days; and
(b) Residences with an even number address may water on even-numbered days.
All outdoor irrigation by hose-end sprinklers, automatic sprinkler system, soaker hoses, or drip irrigation may occur only between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight on a designated outdoor water use day. Irrigation by hand-held hoses or hand-held buckets is permitted anytime.
The washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, airplanes, or other types of mobile equipment is prohibited except on designated outdoor water use days between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. The washing, when allowed, must be done with a hand-held bucket or hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle for quick rinses. However, this restriction does not apply to washing of vehicles or mobile equipment when conducted on the immediate premises of a commercial carwash or a commercial service station. Furthermore, this restrictin does not apply to the washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, airplanes, and other types of mobile equipment (such as garbage trucks and vehicles to transport food and perishables) when the washing is necessary on a more regular and frequent basis in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. Charity carwahses are prohibited.
Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming, wading, or jacuzzi-type pool is prohibited except on designated irrigation days between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to midnight.
All violations shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars. Each and every day of any violation shall constitute a seperate offense.