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Hendersonville declares water shortage, asks residents to take voluntary conservation measures

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The City of Hendersonville is asking people to take steps to conserve water as the city experiences lower than normal levels in its water supply due to the ongoing drought, officials stated Monday.

The news release stated:

If water demand reaches the point where continued or increased demand will equal or exceed the system supply (Mills River) and transmission capabilities, it shall be deemed a water shortage. When demand results in a condition where customers cannot be provided with a water supply adequate to protect their health and safety, the demand on the water supply and/or system must be substantially curtailed to relieve the water shortage.

Hendersonville’s City Manager has declared a Stage I Water Shortage Condition Advisory, which states residents should take the following voluntary measures:

  1. Limit car washing to a minimum;
  2. Limit lawn and garden watering to that which is necessary for plants to survive;
  3. Do not wash down outside areas such as sidewalks, patios, parking lots, service bays, aprons, etc.;
  4. Do not leave faucets running while shaving or rinsing dishes;
  5. Water shrubbery to the minimum required, reusing household water when possible;
  6. Limit use of clothes washers and dishwashers, and when used, operate fully loaded;
  7. Use showers for bathing rather than bathtub and limit showers to no more than four minutes;
  8. Limit flushing of toilets by multiple usage;
  9. The use of disposable and biodegradable dishes is encouraged;
  10. The use of flow restrictive and water saving devices;
  11. Limit hours of operation of water-cooled air conditioners;
  12. All residents, businesses and institutions are requested to temporarily delay new landscape work until the water shortage has ended.

The voluntary conservation measures will remain in effect until the water shortage either ends or worsens, officials said.

Residents with additional questions can call the Water and Sewer Department at 697-3073.

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