Why is the City continuing to approve building permits in light of the water issue?

Many community members are excited at the new industry coming into town and are supportive of the new jobs that will be available for the locals. However, many people are also aware that housing is becoming unaffordable, and one reason for that is because there is not enough housing available.  

The City Council has opted to support the construction of new homes and apartments, to help ease the burden for our existing community members.  We know that the City will still have enough water for the new homes and businesses, if the existing residents and business owners are willing to do their part to limit the amount of water they use to irrigate their lawns in the summer.

In addition to these conservation measures being asked of the residents, the City is working with the developers constructing new housing developments, to eliminate the use of drinking water for watering lawns.  Depending on the location, and when feasible, the City is seeking use of separate irrigation lines that would pump non-potable water.

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1. What are the conservation measures?
2. Why are there water restrictions?
3. Are the conservation measures forever?
4. Can I wash my car?
5. Can I wash my sidewalk down?
6. When is the best time to water my yard?
7. Can I irrigate on my scheduled day if it’s raining?
8. Am I only allowed to water my vegetable garden three days per week, on my scheduled date/time?
9. My flowerpots, vegetable gardens or ornamental vegetation require daily watering during extreme heat. Am I allowed to hand water or run drip irritation to water flowerpots and flower beds daily?
10. Other cities promote Turf replacement rebate programs. What is the City doing to assist me if I want to remove grass from my yard?
11. Why do I see City park irrigation running during times when it is raining?
12. Why are there air bubbles in my water?
13. Does the new irrigation schedule pertain to filling swimming pools, or other water recreation?
14. Why can’t I water on Mondays?
15. Why can’t I water during the day?
16. If I cannot water every day, should I increase my water times?
17. Is the city required to follow conservation measures?
18. Does the new irrigation schedule pertain to businesses in City limits as well?
19. I am upset about these changes and want additional information.
20. Why is the City continuing to approve building permits in light of the water issue?
21. I am a contractor; can I remove grass at the request of the homeowner?
22. Is the water conservation program being enforced, and if so, how?