Under Stage 2:
• Watering is only done once a week with even numbered addresses watering only on Saturday and odd numbered only on Sunday. Local governmental entities will water on Fridays only.
• Hosing of paved areas such as sidewalks and driveways are not allowed, except to alleviate a health or safety hazard.
• Refilling of swimming pools, fountains or ponds is banned, except for the support of aquatic life.
Under the most stringent, or Stage 3 restrictions, which begin at 885.5 feet:
• All outdoor watering is prohibited. Automatic car washes are still allowed.
Hotopp said at Stage 3, the city is no longer able to pump water from the lake and keep up with normal demand. The city has not been at such a stage except for when a water main broke at the water plant back in 2010, Hotopp said. Other than that event, which lasted about a day before a temporary fix was made, the city has not gone below 888 feet within the last five years.
Residents will see a flyer describing the plan and restrictions in their utility bills this month. The entire plan, which includes conservation tips, is available online by visiting the city’s website here.
Updates on the drought plan as a whole can be received by logging onto www.facebook.com/Weatherford WaterUtilities.