Bridge City Requests Voluntary Water Reductions

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Due to the extended drought conditions we are currently experiencing, the City of Bridge City is asking residents to voluntarily reduce their water usage. This action is called for in the Drought Contingency Plan adopted by the City in September 2016 to help ensure we can maintain service to all our citizens. Per the Plan, the city is instituting our Stage 1 Response, which is a voluntary reduction in total usage.

Some of the requirements of the Stage 1 Response include voluntary water use restrictions to limit the irrigation of landscaped areas to Sundays and Thursdays for customers with a street address ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8), and Saturdays and Wednesdays for customers with street addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9). It is also better for the vegetation if the watering is done between the hours of midnight and 10:00 am or 8:00 pm to midnight on designated watering days.

The Response Plan is being implemented as a precautionary measure to ensure that we have adequate supplies of water for domestic use and fire protection. And remember, all of Orange County is under a Burn Ban at this time.


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