The City of Brookfield has issued stage one of a water resolution in response to the current drought. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to City Manager Dave Hane:
“It hasn’t been necessary to implement the measures of this particular ordinance until recently,”said Hane,”The council has declared a stage one emergency within the city to urge people to use voluntary conservation measures in their water usage.”
If the drought continues, the city may be forced to move to stage two of the ordinance. This action would take conservation measures from voluntary to mandatory.
The following is a list of city-suggested voluntary conservation measures:
A. Repair leaky faucets, toilets, and water pipes.
B. Install water-efficient toilets and showerheads.
C. Operate washing machines and dishwashers only when they are full.
D. Take a quick shower rather than a tub bath.
E. Do not let water run while shaving or brushing teeth.
F. Water lawns and outdoor plants in late evening or early morning only if absolutely necessary.
G. Postpone installing new outdoor plants until the drought is over.
H. Sweep your sidewalks, driveways, and patios rather than washing them.
I. Skip washing your vehicles.
J. Do not refill your swimming pool.