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Curtailment Stage 1 - Water Advisory

What is Stage 1?

Demand has reached or exceeded 90% of available supplies, or is expected to do so for the next seven days.

The City of Goodyear has a plan to help protect those supplies. The plan requires that we all help. There are parts for the City, parts for those of us who live here, and other parts for the businesses of our community.

Together we can reduce our use of water by 5%.

How can residents help?

In Stage 1, residents are asked to help voluntarily, but no action is required. Your early action can help avoid further restrictions that affect us all. If you need help with these steps, call 623-932-3010 and ask for water conservation.

·          Water every other day. If your address ends in an odd number, do all watering on odd-numbered dates. If your address ends in an even number, do all watering on even-numbered dates.

·          Water between 8 pm and 6 am.

·          Go to a commercial car wash that recycles water to wash all vehicles or postpone washing them. Do not hand-wash them.

·          Shut off fountains and decorative water features unless they are used for indoor cooling.

·          Turn off outdoor misters. Stay inside until it is cooler instead.

·          Postpone over-seeding for winter or skip it. Wait until we have plenty of water.

·          Backwash your pool to your landscaping or to a water truck for re-use. If you put it on your landscape, you won't need to water.

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What is the City doing?

City water staff are working hard to restore supplies and deliveries. Communications staff will distribute information on the water supply and restrictions through the media. City staff will vigorously educate people about water waste and restrictions to help avoid citations.

In Stage 1, the City is the only user REQUIRED to restrict water use. The City will restrict its use in these ways:

·          Outdoor watering will be reduced to every other day, based on addresses.

·          Outdoor watering will occur only between 8 pm and 6 am

·          City vehicles will only be washed at commercial car washes that recycle water.

·          Streets, sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots will only be swept with reclaimed water, and only for dust control.

·          Fountains and outdoor misters will be shut off. Indoor fountains used for cooling may be left on - with signs posted.

·          Fall over-seeding will be stopped except at Goodyear Ball Park and Sports Complex.

·          Pools will be backwashed to landscaping or to a water truck for re-use.

·          City irrigation will not exceed 75% of base ET. Goodyear Ball Park will be exempt.

·          Trenches will not be compacted with water.

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What can the commercial sector and institutions do to help?

In Stage 1, businesses are asked to help voluntarily, but no action is required. Your early action can help avoid mandatory restrictions that affect us all. If you need help with these steps, call 623-932-3010 and ask for water conservation.

·          Water every other day. If your address ends in an odd number, do all watering on odd-numbered dates. If your address ends in an even number, do all watering on even-numbered dates.

·          Water between 8 pm and 6 am.

·          Postpone washing sidewalks, driveways and parking lots except for dust control or sanitation. Use efficient methods.

·          Wash all vehicles at commercial car washes that recycle water or postpone washing them. Do not hand-wash them.

·          Shut off fountains and decorative water features unless they are used for indoor cooling.

·          Turn off outdoor misters.

·          Postpone over-seeding for winter or skip it. Wait until we have plenty of water.

·          Backwash your pool to your landscaping or to a water truck for re-use. If you put the water on your landscape, you won't need to use City supplies.

·          Serve water to customers only upon request. Post table toppers to explain if this is not normal practice.

·          Launder linens daily only upon request. Post notices if this is not normal practice.

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How can industrial users help?

In Stage 1, industries are asked to help voluntarily. No action is required. Your early action can help avoid mandatory restrictions that affect us all. If you need help with these steps, call 623-932-3010 and ask for water conservation.

·          Water every other day. If your address ends in an odd number, do all watering on odd-numbered dates. If your address ends in an even number, do all watering on even-numbered dates.

·          Water between 8 pm and 6 am.

·          Take vehicles to a commercial carwash that recycles water or postpone washing them. Do not hand-wash them.

·          Shut off fountains and decorative water features unless they are used for indoor cooling.

·          Turn off outdoor misters.

·          Postpone over-seeding for winter or skip it. Wait until we have plenty of water.

·          Backwash your pool to your landscaping or to a water truck for re-use. If you put it on your landscape, you won't need to water.

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Last Updated: 7/20/2009


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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749
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