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Marlin under critical water conservation plan

MARLIN - The City of Marlin is under a Stage 4 water conservation plan after a malfunction at the city's Water Treatment Plant caused a problem with water capacity.

The critical water conservation plan "requires compliance with numerous restrictions on certain non-essential water uses" including:
  • No automatic irrigation of landscape areas, including parks, athletic fields or private lawns with city water.
  • No use of water to wash any driveways, parking lots, tennis courts or other hard surfaced areas.
  • No use of water to wash down any sidewalk, driveway, parking lots, and tennis courts, etc.
  • No use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purpose other than immediate fire protection.
  •  No use of water to flush guttering or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street.
  • No use of water to fill, refill, or add to any inside or outside swimming pools or Jacuzzi-type pools.
  • Water users' must repair a controllable leak within a reasonable period after having been given notice direction the repair of such leaks.
  • No use of water in a fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except where necessary to support aquatic life.
  • No use of water from fire hydrants, except for non-potable purposes, when approved by the City Manager or Water Superintendent and for firefighting.
  • No other non-essential use of city water.
Watering lawns is limited to 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and between 8 p.m. and midnight, and only use of hoses, buckets or drip irrigation is allowed. Sprinklers are not allowed during this plan.

If residents are caught breaking this water conservation, they could face a $100 to $500 fine

Click here to read more about this water conservation plan.

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