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July 12, 2018 1:00 PM

Notice of Mandatory Water Outdoor Restrictions

Notice of Mandatory Water Outdoor Restrictions for Ephraim City:

Due to the current historic drought conditions, our water supply flows have dropped significantly and continue to drop, placing our reserve water tanks and emergency fire storage at dangerously low levels. Our water supply flows this year have dropped by more than 1,000 gallons per minute as compared to last year and the flows are still dropping as the summer progresses. We have delayed mandatory water restrictions for as long as possible, but with the historic drought continuing on into the summer we are now forced to implement City-wide mandatory outdoor water restrictions effective immediately as outlined below.

The main concern is open grass areas. Except for light-hand watering and drip lines for trees/flowers/gardens, all outdoor watering will be limited to two (2) days a week of outdoor watering and will be enforced by the Ephraim Police Department.

Outdoor Restrictions for Residential/Commercial:

North of Center Street:
Tuesdays and Saturdays: 7pm - Midnight

South of Center Street:
Wednesdays and Sundays: 7pm - Midnight

School District and Churches: Currently, the middle school, the elementary school, and churches are allowed to water on Mondays and Thursdays between 7 PM and midnight but may be adjusted to different days or times by the City depending on circumstances in the City water system.

Snow College: Due to the College’s complex irrigation system and multiple properties, the City is working directly with the College to conserve water. The College has already reduced their outdoor water usage by 40% and will continue to reduce their usage, as needed.

For properties with special circumstances such as new sod, please contact the City to arrange watering schedules.

The Ephraim City Council passed Resolution 18-19 on 07/11/2018 enforcing Ephraim City Code 8-3-2(K): Scarcity of Water and any violations to the City Code may be assessed a $50 fine per violation after a first offense warning.

Ephraim City may adjust these schedules as necessary based on changing conditions. Please watch for future updates from the City.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Slow the flow, Save H20!
Source: https://www.drought.gov/drought/states/utah

Notice of Mandatory Water Outdoor Restrictions Eph
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