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Chesterfield imposes water-use restrictions

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Chesterfield imposes water-use restrictions

Chesterfield County Administrator James J.L. “Jay” Stegmaier this morning imposed mandatory water-use restrictions for all county water customers.

The expected action comes as dry weather plagues the Appomattox River basin and Lake Chesdin water levels continue to decrease. As of today, the water level at Lake Chesdin is 56 inches below the top of the George F. Brasfield Dam.

The Appomattox River Water Authority last week requested this action of the five localities – the counties of Chesterfield, Prince George and Dinwiddie and the cities of Petersburg and Colonial Heights – that receive water from the lake. Those localities have also enacted restrictions.

Here is a list of Chesterfield’s restrictions:

Established landscaping (lawns, vegetable gardens, flowers, trees and shrubs): Watering is limited to three days a week by address. Addresses ending with odd numbers may water only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Addresses ending with even numbers and locations with no street numbers may water only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Watering is prohibited on Mondays. Watering with buckets of up to five gallons per day is permitted any time.

New landscaping: All watering is permitted for the first 10 days after planting. Afterwards, the restriction for established landscaping applies. Overseeding a lawn does not qualify as new landscaping.

Paved areas: Washing is prohibited except for immediate health and safety requirements.

Swimming Pools: Limit to filling and replenishing to maintain health and safety. All other uses are prohibited.

Vehicle Washing: Noncommercial washing is limited to one day a week using only hand-held hoses with automatic-shut-off nozzles. Commercial vehicle- washing businesses are permitted to operate under normal conditions.

Golf courses: Watering is restricted to Tuesday through Sunday between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. Greens are exempted from this restriction.

Businesses: Limit to essential use only.

Restaurants: All restaurant-related uses are permitted.

All other consumption: Conservation by any means is encouraged.


Written by vaphc

August 24, 2012 at 5:03 am

Posted in Lawn, Summer, Trees, Water

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