City of Natchitoches asking for voluntary water restrictions from residents | Environment
The City of Natchitoches is again asking its residents and businesses to conserve water, this time with a few suggested restrictions.
Odd-numbered addresses may use water outdoors on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Even or unnumbered can water outside on Mondays Wednesdays and Saturdays. No outdoor water use should be done on any day between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The recent drought and consistent days of extreme heat have placed a heavy burden on the City of Natchitoches’ water system. There is an adequate volume of water in Sibley Lake, the City’s water source, but the sheer demand of daily water use by the public has put a tremendous burden on the City’s water treatment plant.
City of Natchitoches Utility Director Bryan Wimberly said the City is facing an unprecedented use of its water system. The public can help with this shortage by voluntarily conserving water.
The public is asked to conserve water by avoiding daily watering of lawns, washing cars and making sure to run washing machines or dishwashers only when full.
“The City of Natchitoches is facing an all-time high in water consumption,” said Mayor Wayne McCullen. “Due to the extreme weather conditions we are facing, we strongly encourage all residents and businesses to please be diligent about the amount of water they use.”
The City of Natchitoches’ conservation of water is currently voluntary. The public is asked to participate, but if there is a lack of participation, City officials may have to enact mandatory water conservation measures.
For more information about water conservation, please call the City of Natchitoches Utility Department at (318) 357-3850.