Wednesday June 26, 2013
Derby's City Council declares a "Water Watch" for the community.
The "Water Watch" is the lowest drought response in the city's water conservation plan. Derby city leaders are not convinced by Spring rains that this area is out of a drought.
Derby's council is asking residents who water lawns not to water during the heat of the day between the hours of 10:am and 8:pm.
Derby City Manager Kathy Sexton says, "The purpose is to heighten the public awareness that they should be conserving water."
Sexton says the watch comes without fines, "It is an ask. It is not a mandate."
"Short term things are looking better, long term we're still in drought and we do need to protect our water supply."
If the drought were to persist Derby could call for a "Water Warning" and then a "Water Emergency."
Sexton says they hope more serious action isn't necessary.