In response to new mandatory state water conservation regulations, a Water Shortage Emergency Ordinance was adopted at the Exeter City Council meeting of August 26, 2014.
The mandatory regulations include:
- All City water customers shall limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes and turf with potable water to no more than two days per week, and will abide by the following watering restrictions and schedule:
- Watering of current landscaping and turf must be accomplished by use of sprinkler irrigation, a hand-held hose with a positive shut-off nozzle or a hand-held and faucet-filled bucket with, at most, a five gallon capacity.
- Customers whose addresses end with an even number shall water their turf and landscapes on Tuesdays and Saturdays between the hours of 6 p.m. – 10 a.m. Customers whose addresses end with an odd number shall water their landscapes on Wednesdays and Sundays between the hours of 6 p.m. – 10 a.m.
- There will be no outdoor watering of any kind allowed on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
In the coming days, all City of Exeter residents will be receiving a mailer which will include a copy of the entire ordinance.
If you have any questions regarding the new ordinance, please feel free to contact the Public Works Department at 592-3318.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!