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September 9, 2023 12:30 PM

Stage 2 Water Warning - Russell calls for a mandatory reduction in water usage.

For Immediate Release
POC: Jon Quinday
Stage 2 Water Warning - Russell calls for a mandatory reduction in water usage.
Big Creek is one of the city’s two water sources. Big Creek has stopped flowing over the low head dam immediately downstream from the city’s intake structure, a benchmark for moving to Stage 2 Water Warning.
The following mandatory water conservation measures for use of potable water from the City’s municipal water supply system are in place until the water warning is terminated:
Waste of Water is prohibited. This includes permitting water to escape down a gutter, ditch, or other surface drain and also failure to repair a controllable leak of water due to defective plumbing; and
No outdoor watering for residential or public grounds for gardens, lawns, trees, shrubs, water gardens, plants, parks, golf courses, and playing fields is prohibited except for one (1) day per calendar week, which shall be for each user be that property’s sanitation pickup day as designated by the City. Water on such days is permitted only before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. If a customer has multiple sanitation pick-up days in a week, then outdoor water shall be permitted on only the first sanitation pickup day of the week for such a customer; and
Filling or refilling residential above and/or below-ground swimming pools is prohibited; and
Washing of motor vehicles, boats, and trailers on a commercial or industrial property is prohibited except for commercial or industrial vehicles used in the operation of such business and as an ordinary and common practice to operate such business and except for the washing of vehicles at commercial truck and/or car washes; and
Washing of the exterior of any building or structure on any grounds is prohibited; and
Industrial and commercial users shall not water their lawns or non-commercial trees, shrubs, and plants. Trees, shrubs, and plats held for sale by commercial and retail sellers may be watered; and
Industrial users of water are required to reduce their consumption to an amount equivalent to 85% of the average use for the prior five (5) years for the month in question.
133 W 8th St
PO Box 112
Russell KS 67665-0112
Phone: (785) 483-6311
Fax: (785) 483-4397
The Stage 2 Water Emergency shall not restrict the use of City effluent water
If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 785.483.6311

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