By Myrna Trauntvein
Once again, outdoor watering is restricted and
prohibited by city ordinance between the hours of 10 a.m. to
"A lot of people think we have had enough moisture
that we will not need to have water restrictions," said Chad
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
"There are some exceptions," said McKnight. "New lawns
need to be watered more often until they are
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
"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
"The ordinance prohibits daytime watering," said
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