18 Oct Town in Texas Implements Stage 5 Emergency Water Shortage
Marble Falls Implements Stage 5 Emergency Water Shortage
KINGSLAND, Texas — Residents of Kingsland and Marble Falls are under a boil water notice and Marble Falls residents must discontinue all nonessential water use.
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
Children, seniors, and those with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria. Officials will notify residents when the boil water notice is over.
The flooding also caused damage to the City of Marble Falls water plant which resulted in the implementation of Stage 5 – Emergency Water Shortage Conditions of the City’s Drought Contingency Plan.
Citizens must discontinue all nonessential water use effective immediately.
The following water use restrictions shall apply to all persons:
• Irrigation of landscaped areas is absolutely prohibited.
• Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is absolutely prohibited, except in the immediate interest of public health, safety, and welfare.
• The filling, refilling, or adding of water to swimming pools, wading pools, and jacuzzi-type pools is prohibited.
• Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.
• Use of water from hydrants shall be limited to firefighting and activities necessary to maintain public health, safety and welfare only.
• All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to patrons except upon request of the patron.
The following uses of water are defined as nonessential and are prohibited:
• Wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas.
• Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection.
• Use of water for dust control.
• Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street.
October 17th, 2018 – Spectrum News Austin – by Spectrum News Staff