Public Utilities


(a) Responsibility. The director of utilities or his/her designee, shall monitor water supply and/or demand stage of this subchapter. Public notification of the initiation or termination of drought response stages shall be by means of publication conditions on a daily basis and shall determine when conditions warrant initiation or termination of each in the official newspaper of the city, local radio and through the cable television local organization channel.

Stage 2 - Moderate water shortage conditions.
(A) Goal. Achieve a twenty-five percent (25%) reduction in daily water demand.
(B) Requirements for initiation. Customers shall be required to comply with the requirements and restrictions on certain non-essential water uses provided in section 13.04.034(9) when the water supply available is less than seventy five percent (75%) of flow capabilities, or when the director of utilities determines that a “moderate water condition” exists based on: [sic]
(C) Water use restrictions. Under threat of penalty for violation, the following water use restrictions shall apply to all persons:
(i) Irrigation of landscape areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation system shall be limited to even-numbered days for customers with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8), and odd-number days for water customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9). Irrigation of landscape areas is limited to the hours of 12:00 midnight until 10:00 a.m. and between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight. However, irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted at any time if it is by means of handheld hose a faucet filled bucket or watering can of five (5) gallons or less, or drip irrigation system.
(ii) Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle shall be done with a handheld bucket or a handheld hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle for quick rises. Vehicle washing may be done at any time on the immediate premises of a commercial carwash or commercial service station. Further, such washing may be exempted from these regulations if the health, safety, and welfare of the public is contingent upon frequent vehicle cleansing, such as garbage trucks and vehicles used to transport food and perishables.
(iii) Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, or Jacuzzi-type pools is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. and between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.
(iv) 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 re-circulation system.
(v) Use of water from hydrants shall be limited to firefighting, related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare, except that use of water from designated fire hydrants for construction purposes may be allowed under special permit from the city
(vi) The following uses of water are defined as nonessential and are prohibited:
    a. Wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;
    b. Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
    c. Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street; and d. Failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having          been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s).

The City of Lamesa's Public Utilities Department is committed to provide our customers with safe, clean, potable drinking water and other related services, important in the operations and protection of our infrastructure.

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Water Maintenance Department

Ernest Ojeda
Director of Utilities
Phone: 806-201-0243

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