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City of Clarksville lifts Mandatory Water Restrictions for Commercial Customers

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is announcing the lifting of mandatory water restrictions placed on commercial customers.

“Although we currently have a little break from the extreme heat, we are still seeing an increase in water usage due to the very dry weather conditions. We are making every attempt to lift the water usage restrictions in place as quickly and efficiently as possible. This is the first step in that process,” said Mayor McMillan.

Commercial customers are now under a voluntary water usage restriction which requires:

  • Reduction in frequency of watering new and first year landscaping and foundations.
  • Only initial filling of ornamental fountains.
  • Reduction in frequency of washing or rinsing of vehicles and recommend use of bucket/container, hand-held hose with positive shut-off or commercial car wash.
  • Reduction in frequency of recreational use.
  • Reduction of water use through Day of Week Watering Schedule. Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems should be limited to:
    Last Digit of Address Allowed Watering Days
    Even Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    Odd Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
  • Reduction in water use for landscape nursery stock.
  • Restaurants to serve water by request only.

“In order to lift the mandatory restrictions for all customers,” said Mayor McMillan, “we need to be certain that we can maintain the water levels needed for the increased demand. I am asking all commercial customers to continue to use water as efficiently as possible in their day-to-day operations.”

“There have also been some questions about the ongoing irrigation at Liberty Park that I want to address,” said the Mayor. “The irrigation system at Liberty Park uses water from the river rather than water provided and treated by Clarksville Gas & Water. The system draws water directly from the river so that the plants and green spaces in the park can be irrigated in situations just like this.

The irrigation at Liberty Park is not effecting the provision of water to Clarksville Gas & Water customers. There is a very small part of the landscaped area around the Wilma Rudolph Events Center that requires City provided water for irrigation and we have directed everyone involved that we are under the same restrictions for watering this area as every other Clarksville Gas & Water customer.”

“The comments my office has received about the water usage restrictions have been understanding and supportive. This is just another example of our community pulling together in a challenging time,” said Mayor McMillan. “Although we are unable to lift the mandatory restrictions for all customers at this time, we will do so as soon as possible.”

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