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Drought Contingency

Posted on: November 8, 2022

Lake Reaches 8 feet below Spillway Triggering Stage 2 Drought Restrictions

Lake 8 feet down

Brown County Water Improvement District and the City of Early stage 2 drought contingency is triggered when Lake Brownwood reaches 8 feet below the spillway. The city of Early was notified this afternoon that this trigger point has been reached. The goal of stage 2 is to achieve a 15% reduction in water use in hopes to retain as much water in our lake and reservoirs as possible. To achieve this, we must all work together by following this watering schedule:

  1. Odd addresses water on Mon & Thurs
  2. Even addresses water on Tue & Fri
  3. No watering AT ANY ADDRESS between the hours of 9AM to 7PM

No person or entity shall knowingly or intentionally allow the use of water from the City of Early for residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, agricultural, governmental, recreational, wholesale, or any other purpose that is not compliant with this schedule.

A City of Early code enforcement officer, police officer, or other official may issue a written Notice of Violation to a person or entity if they reasonably believe them to be in violation of this Plan. For subsequent violations following written notice, please click here and view page 30. 

Additionally, we are asking that you help to reduce the amount of water used by being mindful of your usage. One thing that may help conserve water while also lowering your water bill is to check for leaking toilets. To do this, put a few drops of food dye into the tank of your toilet and let it sit for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, return and investigate the bowl. If there is food dye in the bowl, that is an indication that it is leaking. Toilet bowl leaks range anywhere from 1 gallon per hour to 30 gallons per hour and even more in some severe cases.

Let’s work together to retain our water as we patiently wait for rain.

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