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Curtailment Stage 4 - Water Emergency

What is Stage 4?

Water supplies, or the delivery and storage system, are severely disrupted.

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 to 5% below the available supply.

The City may implement a drought surcharge.

The City will enforce the restrictions per City ordinance.

How can residents help?

In Stage 4, residents are required to restrict water use in the following ways. 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 only on Saturday and Wednesday. Re-set timers using the day of week function.

·          Water only between 8 pm and 6 am.

·          Car washing anywhere other than a commercial car wash that recycles water is prohibited.

·          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.

·          Do not re-fill pools or fill new ones.

·          If water is needed for construction, permission must be requested from Water Services (623-932-3010).

·          The City Manager may restrict residential water use in other ways, as needed.

Please turn off reverse osmosis and water softeners until water supplies are restored. This action is voluntary. It will save water that would be used for all regeneration and recharges of filters.

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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 and enforce restrictions.

In Stage 4, the City will restrict its use in these ways:

·          Outdoor watering will occur only on Sunday and Thursday.

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

·          All washing of City vehicles not used for sanitation may be prohibited.

·          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 where all reclaimed water is used and posted.

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

·          Pools and artificial lakes will not be filled or re-filled.

·          City irrigation will not exceed 50% of base ET.

·          Trenches will not be compacted with water.

·          Lines will be flushed to water trucks or landscaping if this is not rescheduled.

·          Construction water use will be limited and only on approval of Water Services.

·          The City may reduce reverse osmosis use to Council-approved levels to reduce water losses during treatment.

·          Permits for all new City construction may be withheld.

·          Water demand may be further restricted by means determined by the City Manager.

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What can the commercial sector and institutions do to help?

In Stage 4, businesses are required to restrict water use in these ways. 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 only on Monday and Thursday. Watering may be restricted to one assigned day per week.

·          Water only between 8 pm and 6 am.

·          Irrigate only to 60% of base ET.

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

·          Wash all vehicles at commercial car washes that recycle water or postpone washing 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.

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

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

·          Stop using water to compact trenches.

·          New home building and construction meters may be limited.

·          Permits for construction may be withheld.

·          Permits for occupancy may be withheld.

·          Construction water use will be limited and only on approval of Water Services.

·          Water service may be halted intermittently within sections of the service area.

·          Businesses or institutions may be required to halt operations to reduce demand.

·          Water demand may be further reduced by methods determined by City Manager.

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How can industrial users help?

In Stage 4, industries are required to restrict water use in these ways. 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 only on Monday and Thursday. Watering may be restricted to one assigned day per week.

·          Water only between 8 pm and 6 am.

·          Irrigate only to 60% of base ET.

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

·          Wash all vehicles at commercial car washes that recycle water or postpone washing 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.

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

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

·          Stop using water to compact trenches.

·          New home building and construction meters may be limited.

·          Permits for construction may be withheld.

·          Permits for occupancy may be withheld. cont.

·          Construction water use will be limited and only on approval of Water Services.

·          Water service may be halted intermittently within sections of the service area.

·          Businesses or institutions may be required to halt operations to reduce demand.

·          Water demand may be further reduced by methods determined by City Manager.

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Last Updated: 7/20/2009


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