Local Treatment Plant Glitch Leads To Restrictions On Water Use

MARLIN (August 8, 2014) Marlin residents were under Stage 4 water use restrictions Friday after a malfunction at the city’s treatment plant.

The restrictions on non-essential water use were implemented after the malfunction on Thursday that limited the amount of water available, the city said in a posting on its website.

Stage 4 Restrictions
(City of Marlin)

(a) No automatic irrigation of landscape areas, including parks, athletic fields or private lawns with city water.
(b) No use of water to wash any driveways, parking lots, tennis courts or other hard surfaced areas.
(c) No use of water to wash down any sidewalk, driveway, parking lots, and tennis courts, etc.
(d) No use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purpose other than immediate fire protection.
(e) No use of water to flush guttering or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street.
(f) No use of water to fill, refill, or add to any inside or outside swimming pools or Jacuzzi-type
(g) Water users’ must repair a controllable leak within a reasonable period after having been given notice direction the repair of such leaks.
(h) No use of water in a fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except where necessary to support aquatic life.
(i) No use of water from fire hydrants, except for non-potable purposes, when approved by the City Manager or Water Superintendent and for firefighting.
(j) No other non-essential use of city water.

a. Irrigation of landscaped areas shall be limited to designated hours of 6:00am and 10:00am and between 8:00pm and 12:00 midnight and shall be by means of hand-held hoses, hand-held buckets, or drip irrigation only. The use of hose-end sprinklers or permanently installed automatic sprinkler systems are prohibited at all times.

b. Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle not occurring on the premises of a commercial car wash and commercial service stations and not in the immediate interest of public health, safety and welfare is prohibited. Further, such vehicle washing at commercial car washes and commercial service stations shall occur only between the hours of 6:00am and 10:00am and between the hours of 6:00pm and 10:00pm.