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Posted on: March 6, 2008

[ARCHIVED] Burlington Lifts Mandatory Water Restrictions

Burlington City Council voted at Tuesday's, March 4, 2008, Council meeting to rescind the Mandatory Water Restrictions and resume Voluntary Water Restrictions effective midnight.

Stage I. Continuing Voluntary Conservation Practices.

Customers shall be encouraged to observe water conservation measures to reduce the wasting of water as follows:

(a) Check plumbing and toilets for leaks annually, and if necessary, repair.
(b) Repair leaking faucets whenever they develop.
(c) Store drinking water in the refrigerator to avoid trying to run it cool at the tap.
(d) Use shower for bathing or reduce the depth of water used for tub baths. Limit showers to four (4) minutes where possible.
(e) Refrain from running faucets while shaving or rinsing dishes or brushing teeth.
(f) Install water flow restrictive devices in showerheads.
(g) Install water-saving devices such as plastic bottles or commercial units in toilet tanks.
(h) Wash full loads in clothes washers and dishwashers.
(i) Review water uses and where feasible install recycle systems, particularly commercial and industrial customers.

Stage II. Voluntary Conservation.

Customers shall be encouraged to observe the recommendations of Stage I and to increase the level of the conservation effort as follows:

(a) Limit the use of clothes washers and dishwashers, and when used, to operate fully loaded.
(b) Reduce the flushing of toilets to the minimum whenever practical.
(c) Limit lawn watering to only when grass shows signs of withering and apply water as slowly as possible to achieve deep penetration.
(d) Limit shrubbery watering to the minimum reusing household water when possible.
(e) Limit car washing to the minimum.
(f) Limit wash downs of outside areas such as sidewalks, patios, driveways, or other similar purposes.
(g) Limit hours of operation of water-cooled air-conditioners if possible.
(h) Use disposable dishes and utensils, both for residential and commercial purposes, where feasible.

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