CITY OF OAKLAND IMPLEMENTS WATER WARNING TIER I
Due to dry conditions and high temperatures the City of Oakland has implemented Water Warning Tier I of the Water Conservation Plan, effective August 9, 2022.
WATER WARNING - A Tier I or Tier II Water Warning may be declared when a water shortage or equipment failure poses a serious threat to the ability of the water or wastewater system to meet the needs of its customers currently or in the foreseeable future. Indicators of the need to impose a Tier I water warning include: system operating at 85% of pumping capacity; significant decrease in the pumping water level of wells or significant decrease in recovery rate of water level in wells. Indicators of the need to impose a Tier II water warning include severe system emergencies such as a chemical spill or major system failure.
a. WATER WARNING - TIER I - Under a Tier I Water Warning, no person shall use potable processed water of the municipal water service in any manner contrary to the following:
i. Outdoor watering or irrigation of lawns is prohibited.
ii. Outdoor watering of any kind is prohibited between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily.
iii. Water or irrigation of flower and vegetable gardens, trees and shrubs less than 4 years old, and new seeding or sod is permitted once per week with an application not to exceed one inch.
iv. Car washing is prohibited except in commercial establishments that provide that service.
v. No water shall be used to fill private swimming pools, children's wading pools, reflecting pools, or any other outdoor pool or pond.
vi. No water shall be used to wash streets, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, or building exteriors.
vii. No water shall be used for nonessential cleaning of commercial and industrial equipment, machinery, and interior spaces.
viii. Water shall be served at restaurants only upon the request of the customer.
ix. Use of water-consuming comfort air conditioning equipment which consumes in excess of 5 percent of the water circulating in such equipment is prohibited.
x. Tank load water sales may be curtailed or eliminated. Water reclaimed or recycled after some primary use, such as water that has been used for washing or cooling, may be used without restriction.
Additionally, water derived from other sources than the city water utility, such as water condensed from the atmosphere by air conditioners or collected from rain or snow, may be used without restriction.
The City of Oakland is utilizing the Pottawattamie County Recycling Center for City Wide Clean Up
Stop in to City Hall to get vouchers for the Recycling Center (City pays the fees) What can I bring?
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September 12 - City Council meeting 7:00pm
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