Palmer Lake residents are receiving fliers and e-mails informing them that watering restrictions are in place. This time around, the restrictions are not due to draught but lack on infrastructure. It seems the water treatment plant isn't able to keep up with higher summer demand.
The restrictions, which took effect at midnight Friday, prohibit Palmer Lake residents from watering their lawns with sprinklers, filling pools and operating most ornamental fountains, according to a town e-mail. In addition, Palmer Lake restaurants can't serve customers water unless they request it, the guidelines specify.
Here is a list of restrictions:
- Prohibited: Watering landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems.
- Allowed: Watering using a hand-held hose, a bucket filled from a faucet or a watering can containing 5 gallons or less.
- Schedule: Residents at addresses ending in even numbers can water from 8 p.m. to midnight Sundays and Thursdays. Addresses ending in odd numbers can water from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays and Wednesdays.
- Other restrictions: Cars, boats and other vehicles can be washed during the above times and days. Residents can't fill pools or jacuzzis and can't use water to wash down sidewalks, buildings, driveways or gutters.
For More information: Call Town Hall at 481-2953. or attend a meeting where officials will discuss the issue scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday July 5th. and 7 p.m. July 12, both at Town Hall.
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