Mandatory Water Restrictions In Effect For Charlottesville and Albemarle County

August 16, 2007

Following Monday's declaration by the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority recommending a drought warning for the area the Charlottesville City Council and Albemarle County Board of Supervisors have issued mandatory water restrictions.

At an emergency meeting held Thursday the Charlottesville City Council decided to restrict water use by Charlottesville residents. The following restrictions were put in to effect:

• Washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, or any other type of mobile equipment, except in licensed commercial vehicle wash facilities.
• Washing of sidewalks, streets, driveways, parking lots, service station aprons, exteriors of homes or apartments, commercial or industrial buildings or any other outdoor surface, except where mandated by federal, state or local law.
• The operation of any ornamental fountain or other structure making a similar use of water.
• The filling or refilling of swimming or wading pools of any size.
• The use of water from fire hydrants for any purpose other than fire suppression, unless otherwise approved by the City Manager.
• The serving of drinking water in restaurants, except upon request.
• The operation of any water-cooled comfort air conditioning that does not have water conserving equipment in operation.

The city says that these efforts will continue until normal water levels are restored.

Similar Restrictions are in place for Albemarle County Residents.

For more information or for tips on how to save water click on the website below.

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