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Water Emergency Update


The City of Blanco is now under Stage 5 Emergency Water Restrictions

Until further notice, water consumption is limited to Indoor Use Only for
Residents. Residential, commercial, wholesale, and industrial customers
should NOT engage in landscape irrigation until further notice. Bulk Water
Haulers are prohibited from pulling water from hydrants until further notice.
Folks, this drought has hit everyone hard. The river and lake levels are very low.
Our recent rains barely made an impact.

While it is a hardship, please stop ALL outdoor water use. We are all in this together,
and if we do this, we should be able to make it through this temporary situation without
having to resort to more drastic measures.

We are on top of this and will update you once these restrictions are lifted.
Target: Achieve a 50% percent reduction in total water use, daily water demand.

Best Management Practices for Supply Management:
The City of Blanco will manage limited water supplies and/or reduce water
demand by reduced or discontinued flushing of water mains, reduced or
discontinues irrigation of public areas; use of an alternate supply source(s); and
use of reclaimed water for non-potable purposes.

Water Use Restrictions for Reducing Demand:
All requirements of Stage 2, 3, and 4 shall remain in effect during Stage 5 except:
(a) Irrigation of landscaped areas is absolutely prohibited.
(b) Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane, or
other vehicle is absolutely prohibited.