Pine Bluff Water Authority announces Stage 2 drought watch




Pine Bluff Water Authority announced yesterday it is requesting customers to observe voluntary water reduction measures, according to general manager Kim Vaughn and water supervisor Chris McDowell. ‘We pull a good bit of our water from Birmingham Water Works,’ McDowell said, ‘and they have gone to Stage 4 emergency restrictions. So we’d like our customers to observe Stage 2.’

Stage 2 entails:

• voluntary conservation measures

• two-day odd/even outdoor watering; no watering between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m; no watering on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

• new lawns/landscaping exempt from day-of-week watering for first 30 days after installation

• golf courses stagger watering of front nine holes on Mondays and Thursdays; back nine holes on Tuesdays and Fridays

• exemptions made for select commercial outdoor users

Call 681-8871 for more information.

-Ron Gholson