Stage II water restrictions go into effect in Hamilton on Monday.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to City Administrator Dale Wallace:

Dale Wallace

“We think the prudent thing to do is to implement this action,” said Wallace,” If we get another nice rain within the next few weeks, we will certainly back off.  It just really depends on moisture and the level of the lake.  We measure it every day and, as it comes up with some rains, then we will certainly relax our restrictions.  Right now, assuming that we’re in for a couple more months of dry weather, it’s important to impose the restrictions.”

Citations and fines will be issued to residents who fail to comply with the ordinance.

The restrictions include:

1.  No person shall use water to wash sidewalks, driveways, parking lots or paved areas; fill any swimming pool, wash vehicles, or flush any sewer main except to eliminate a blockage.

2.  No person should water lawns, trees, gardens, or other plants except from handheld containers.

3.  Commercial and business users should reduce consumption of water by 30 % based upon the average consumption over the past 12 billing periods/months.

4.  The City will not sell water at the water plant for livestock watering and water plant sales will be made only from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.