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Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA
  • Water conservation in Sulphur

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  • Mayor Ron LeLeux would like to remind residents that the peak months for water usage are May through September of each year.  As set forth in Sulphur’s Water Conservation Ordinance, the schedule for outside watering during these peak months is as follows:
    Odd numbered addresses water on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays
    Even numbered addresses water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
    The designated times for lawn watering are from midnight to 2 p.m.
    There is no watering on Monday, however exceptions are allowed for hand-watering, newly planted sod, landscaping and ground cover (30 day exemption) and businesses that require water to operate, such as plant nurseries and commercial car washes.
    According to Mayor LeLeux, “The citizens of Sulphur have always cooperated with the City’s request to conserve water in an effort to alleviate pressure problems. We feel this year will be no different. We hope everyone follows this program, but there are some consequences for those who do not. Fines can range from $50 to $500 depending on the number of offenses.”
    “Water usage records reflect that during peak periods, the City’s water plants have an increased production from three million gallons of water a day to seven million gallons per day. The resulting low water pressure is a major threat to  fire-fighting efforts and could increase the risk of contamination of our water system. So, we ask everyone to be part of the solution…..conserve water.”
     

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