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SS Water Supply Corp. eases restrictions after recent rains
The S.S. Water Supply Corp. has reduced its drought contingency requirements from Stage II Mandatory to Stage 1 Voluntary, effective Sept. 30.
“Our members did a remarkable job throughout the summer and during the Stage II restrictions; only a few notices were sent out for violations,” said the corporation’s general manager, Herb Williams. “No second notices were sent to any one individual and no penalties were imposed throughout the extremely hot and dry summer.
“We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our members for their successful conservation efforts.”
Williams said water consumption in the S.S. Water Supply service area dropped 16 percent once Stage II was fully implemented and notices went out to each of its members and customers.
The corporation “was also able to save cost of the implementation process, because our members exercised personal responsibility and the corporation spent very few dollars on enforcement,” Williams said.
With many new homes built in the area and new members waiting to put in new yards, the corporation was able to end the mandatory stage with some growing season left for those individual families to start this process.
Stage I restrictions are voluntary. Williams said he hopes those who can still comply will follow the corporation’s guidelines, available on the website, www.sswater.net, or by calling 830-779-2837.
With the recent rains and much cooler temperatures, outside landscapes should still remain healthy under the recommended watering schedules.
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