Duncanville Implements Stage 2 Water Management

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Effective: December 12, 2011

The City of Duncanville is implementing Stage 2 of the City’s Water Management Plan. Duncanville purchases its water form the City of Dallas and follows their guidelines for water conservation. Due to the low amounts of rainfall this summer/fall and projections for low rainfall totals into next year, the City of Dallas has requested all cities that purchase water through them to implement their water management plan.

The goal of implementing the Stage 2 Water Management Plan is a five-percent (5%) reduction in water usage per person per day, which will be achieved primarily through the limiting of outside watering. For further details of the Stage 2 Water Management Plan, please call the Duncanville Municipal Service Center at (972) 780-4900. To view the City’s Water Management Plan, visit the online Municipal Code System, Chapter 20, Sec. 20-99.

Stage 2 — Water watch.

a. Triggering criteria (one or more may apply):

    1. Supply and storage:
      1. Dallas Water Utilities initiates action and requests customer cities to do likewise during high demand months.
      2. Combined ground storage falls below 60 percent of capacity at the beginning of a 24-hour period.
    2. Distribution — Stage 1 voluntary restrictions fail to alleviate continued potable water storage depletion.
    3. Other:
      1. Situations that limit distribution of water, as determined by the designated official such as:
      2. Short- or long-term equipment failure or failure to maintain 20 psi at up to 200 locations or up to ten fire hydrants in a localized area.
      3. Short-term deficiencies within an entire pressure district.
      4. Power failure or restrictions.
      5. Natural or manmade contamination of water supply occurs.

b. Actions available:

    1. Mayor, city manager, public works director or other designated official requests voluntary reductions in water use.
    2. Accelerate public information efforts to teach reduced water use.
    3. Notify major water users and request voluntary water reductions.
    4. Prohibit city government use of water for street washing, vehicle washing, operation or ornamental fountains and all other nonessential use as determined by the city manager or his designee.
    5. Request reduction in landscape watering by city government.
    6. Encourage less water use on construction projects.

c. Target reduction: Five percent reduction in total gallons per capita per day (GPCD).

d. Stage termination: Stage 2 may be terminated when stage 2 conditions no longer exist and would be unlikely to recur upon termination.