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  • Watering restrictions are now in place in spite of recent rainfall amounts

By Myrna Trauntvein
Times-News Correspondent

Once again, outdoor watering is restricted and prohibited by city ordinance between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"A lot of people think we have had enough moisture that we will not need to have water restrictions," said Chad Brough, mayor.

However, that is not the case.

"We have had seven years of drought and it will take quite awhile to rebuild," he said. "If we are not conservative, it will be no time until we will back in the same boat."

"There are some exceptions," said McKnight. "New lawns need to be watered more often until they are established."

New plantings may also be watered during the day.

Otherwise, lawn watering during the hours between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. is prohibited.

Lawns are the biggest water consumers. For that reason, it is wise to have an ordnance which prohibits daytime watering and that is just what Nephi City does have.

"The city ordinance," said Randy McKnight, city administrator,"remains in place from year to year."

He said the ordinance was written so that it would remain in force and would go in effect each watering season.

"The ordinance prohibits daytime watering," said McKnight.

In addition to limiting watering of outdoor plants to the hours when the sun is not as busy evaporating water as quickly as it is used, conservation plans should also be considered.