Smyrna Calls For Voluntary Water Restrictions


Drought Alert:  The Smyrna Utilities service area has had lower than normal precipitation.  The National Drought Mitigation Center identifies the Smyrna Utilities area as currently experiencing  a “D2- Severe Drought”.  As identified in the Smyrna Utilities drought management plan, the Smyrna Utilities wants to notify its customers it is currently in Phase 2 – Voluntary Water Reductions. Smyrna Utilities is asking everyone to conserve water by stopping all non-essential uses. Non-essential uses are list below as Category 1 for this level of drought response. Further drought response may result in Smyrna Utilities moving to Phase 3 –  Mandatory Water Restriction.  At this time , we ask for your help in efforts to conserve water by stopping non-essential water uses listed in Category 1.

Category 1

The following uses are declared to be non-essential uses during a Phase – 2 Voluntary Water Reduction:

  • Washing sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts, patios or other exterior paved areas, except by the Town for the public safety.
  • Filling or refilling a swimming pool.
  • Noncommercial washing of privately owned motor vehicles, trailers and boats.
  • Any use of water from a fire hydrant except for fighting fires, or use by the Town.
  • Watering of lawns, gardens, landscaped areas, trees, shrubs or other plants.
  • Use of water for dust control or compaction during construction.

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