Burnet ups water plan to stage 2
October 01, 2013, 6:00 pm by James Walker
The extended drought and resulting near-record low water
levels in Lake Buchanan have resulted in the City of Burnet implementing the
Stage Two drought contingency plan for the city of Burnet.
This is a mandatory conservation program, but Burnet City Manager David Vaughn said he hopes citizens voluntary adhere to the requirements without policing efforts by the city.
Stage Two includes a five-day per week watering plan and requires citizens to limit the use of water to an amount necessary for health, business and outdoor water use.
"We are looking at trying to achieve voluntary compliance,” Vaughn said. "We don’t want to have to go to fines.”
While other cities are encountering difficulties as a result of the drought and some long ago imposed tight water use restrictions, Burnet continues to have plenty of water because it uses city-owned groundwater wells to augment its surface water supply from Inks Lake.
For the full story, see Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin
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