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Stage II Water Restrictions

Stage II Drought Restrictions (Mandatory)

The President of S S Water Supply Corporation has implemented Stage II Drought Restrictions. The following Restrictions are in effect immediately for all S S Water Supply Corporation Members and Customers.   

The Water Supply Corporation waited until the last possible date this season to implement this stage. Member’s usage has neared or exceeded the triggers to implement this stage on several occasions this summer, but then a brief rain event helped delay the implementation. This past weekend our members busted all the triggers and with no chance of measurable rain in the forecast, the Corporation is forced to ask our customers to curb their usage.

Please review the restrictions associated with this stage at: www.sswater.net  

Thank you for your cooperation! Please help spread the word throughout your communities and neighborhoods!

 

Herb Williams,

General Manager

 

STAGE II WATER RESTRICTIONS

  • Irrigation of landscaped - with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems shall be limited to: Sundays and Thursdays for customers with a mailing address ending in and even number (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8); and Saturdays and Wednesdays for water customers with a mailing address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9).  Irrigation of landscaped is prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on all 7 days of the week.  However, irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted at any time if it is by hand-held hose.
  • Washing of motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited except on designate watering days.  This washing shall be done with a bucket and hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle for quick rinses.
  • Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, or Jacuzzi-type pools is prohibited except on designated watering days, but prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a re-circulation system.
  • Use of water from hydrants shall be limited to firefighting, related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare.
  • All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to its patrons except when requested. 

The following uses of water are defined ad non-essential and are prohibited:

  • wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;
  • use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than  immediate fire protection;
  • use of water for dust control;
  • flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street;
  • failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period

Violations and Penalties

First Violation: The customer/member will be given written notice of their specific violation and their need to comply with the tariff rules. The notice will include a list of penalties to be assessed for continued violations.

Second Violation: The member/customer will be assessed a $50 penalty for this violation.

Third Violation: The member/customer will be assessed a $75 penalty for this violation.

Fourth Violation: The member/Customer will be assessed a $100 penalty and the Corporation personnel will install a flow restrictor at the member’s meter. The member will be charged an additional $50 for the installation plus the cost of the flow restrictor.

Subsequent Violations: The member will be assessed a $125 penalty.