The Water Emergency Supply Plan relies on customer
conservation to ensure an adequate supply of drinking water to all customers,
the most important component of the Plan will be keeping you, the customers,
informed at all times.
Water Emergency Supply Plan
is the purpose of the Water Emergency Supply Plan to outline the measures
that will be taken to meet the water needs of Boone County. The critical
variables that will determine which phase of the plan will be enforced
are available supply water, daily customer demand, and anticipated precipitation
that would greatly reduce the amount of outdoor water use in the service
this Plan relies on customer conservation to ensure an adequate supply
of drinking water to all customers, the most important component of the
Plan will be keeping the customers informed at all times. Their awareness
and understanding of the situation from the initial stages of concern
and continuing through each phase of the plan is the key to an efficient
and adequate response to a water shortage problem.
Internal Conservation Efforts
the District declares the first level of alert in the Water Supply Emergency
Plan, the Office Manager of the Boone County Water District will direct
the following internal conservation measures:
the Flushing Program and all non-essential flushing. All personnel
will be directed to keep essential flushing to a bare minimum.
detection will become the highest priority of the Repair and Flushing
Crew until the shortage is declared over.
customer education programs to reach as many customers as possible
in the affected service areas.
the flushing of new lines unless the new line will contribute towards
alleviating the problem.
the issuing of hydrant permits.
communications with all fire departments within the affected areas
to suspend all wet drills and to limit use to the bare minimum needed
to provide adequate fire protection.
is understood that the Level 1 Program is the least restrictive and the
Level 4 Program is the most restrictive program.
1: All customers are requested to voluntarily limit all Non-essential
Outdoor watering to designated days. The designated days for customers
with addresses ending in odd numbers are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays.
. The designated days for customers with addresses ending in even
numbers are Wednesday, Friday, and Sundays. Those customers that
are not readily defined by physical addresses are requested to voluntarily
limit Nonessential Outdoor watering by 50%.
2: The alternate day conservation program described in Level
1 becomes mandatory, with appropriate enforcement.
3: The conservation program described in Level 2 continues. In
addition, customers are requested to voluntarily eliminate all Nonessential
Outdoor Watering, even on their "Designated"
4: The conservation program described in Level 3 becomes mandatory,
with appropriate enforcement.
"Nonessential Outdoor Watering", for the above four levels of
conservation, is defined as:
of lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, and gardens.
of fire hydrants (except for fire fighting and other essential purposes),
including flushing of sewers and hydrants except as needed for public
health and safety.
water levels n scenic and recreational ponds and lakes except for minimum
amounts required to support fish and wildlife.
or introducing additional water into swimming pools, fountains, reflecting
pools, and artificial waterfalls.
of water for dirt control or compaction.
sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other
hard surfaces, and flushing of gutters.
buildings or structures other than for purposes of fire protection.
of motor or other vehicles.
may also implement water rationing should such a measure be deemed necessary.
General Public Education Program
Customer Service and Billing Representative will establish a public education
program that includes the following techniques:
Kits (toilet tank displacement kits, shower restrictors).
leak detection Kits.
on water conservation tips.
inserts on general conservation tips.
public events as educational tools.
instruction about the 4 levels of the Water Emergency Supply Plan.
Including the workings of odd/even watering.
definition of "Nonessential Outdoor Watering".
Communication to Issue, Upgrade, Downgrade, or Withdraw the Level of
decision to issue, upgrade or withdraw the level of alert will be made
by the General Manager based on demand, storage, volume, predicated rainfall
and other factors.