Voluntary Water Restrictions
Due to continuing drought conditions, the city of Claremont is asking residents to implement voluntary water conservation. Practical measures that can be used to reduce water consumption include:
• Preventing water waste, runoff, and by not running water on impervious surfaces.
• Refrain from washing down outside areas such as sidewalks and patios.
• Water plants the minimum amount required
• Wash only full loads in clothes and dishwashers.
• Use spring-loaded nozzles on garden hoses to reduce unneeded flow.
• Identify and repair all water leaks.
• Limit vehicle and boat washing to the minimum.
• Use showers rather than baths.
• Refrain from leaving faucets running while shaving, brushing teeth, or while rinsing dishes.
• Install water-flow restrictive devices in showerheads.
• Install water-saving devices such as plastic bottles or commercial units in toilet tanks to reduce volume.
• Ensure the toilet flapper valves are not leaking – test with a food coloring to the toilet tank and visually checking to see if the color appears in the bowl. If a color shows, the toilet is leaking.
This notice is not meant to alarm the water users. Currently, the city has an adequate amount of storage; however, the water department is trying to be pro-active due to the ongoing drought conditions, lower than normal water levels, and projected dry forecast.
Please contact Department of Public Works with any questions or concerns, (603)542-7020.