WATER CURTAILMENT MEASURES
VOLUNTARY REDUCTION IN WATER USE
To all Vernonia Water Utility Customers
Due to drought conditions prevailing though out this region and that the ordinary demands and requirements of water consumers cannot be satisfied without depleting the water supply of the City of Vernonia to the extent that there would be insufficient water for human consumption, sanitation, fire protection and aquatic life protection.
Voluntary Reduction of the Use of Water
Nonessential Residential Water Use:
The following residential water uses are hereby determined to be nonessential and are prohibited:
A. The use of water to wash any motorbike, motor vehicle, boat, trailer, airplane, or other vehicle, except at a commercial fixed washing facility.
B. the use of water to wash down any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts or other hard-surfaced area, or building or structure.
C. The use of water to fill, refill or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools or Jacuzzi pools except for neighborhood fire control, where the pools have recycling water systems and evaporative covers, or where the use of the pool is required by a medical doctor’s prescription.
D. The use of water in a fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except where necessary to support fish life.
Nonessential Commercial or Industrial Use:
The following commercial or industrial water uses are hereby determined to be nonessential and are prohibited:
A. The use of water to serve a customer in a restaurant unless requested by the customer
B. The use of water for scenic and recreational ponds and lakes, except for the minimum amount required to support fish life.
C. The use of water from hydrants for construction purposes, fire drills, or any purpose other than fire-fighting.
D. The use of water by a golf course to irrigate any portion of its grounds except those areas designed at tees and greens.
E. The use of water for dust control.
Thank you for your support in conserving our water supply during this critical weather emergency.