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Old 07-10-2012, 06:12 PM
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Watering restrictions/bans

It's bad around here. Reservoirs and lakes are very low, I have several pumps out of the water. They should have started restrictions a month ago but always wait till it's too late, now they're talking total ban. The town I live in has banned watering since June 29th.

http://www.indystar.com/article/2012...t|IndyStar.com

http://www.citizenswater.com/AboutCi...s.aspx?nid=243
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:26 PM
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It's bad around here. Reservoirs and lakes are very low, I have several pumps out of the water. They should have started restrictions a month ago but always wait till it's too late, now they're talking total ban. The town I live in has banned watering since June 29th.

http://www.indystar.com/article/2012...t|IndyStar.com

http://www.citizenswater.com/AboutCi...s.aspx?nid=243
No wonder you're so grumpy! My family in TX says the lakes are low and the farmers are being cut back, some are not even working the dirt.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:28 PM
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Crops are toast here, too late for any help.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:47 PM
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WE had a very rainy spring so I doubt we will see anything besides the usual ood/even.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:01 PM
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too late for any help.
I stand corrected, sometimes disaster helps more than normal situations.

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Old 07-13-2012, 05:25 PM
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Ban went into effect today at noon. Almost all areas I service are banned from watering lawns.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:23 PM
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So what does that mean for your biz?
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:40 PM
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A huge slow down on service calls. Won't mean much to me, my main income is turn-ons and blow outs. It usually slows after spring turn-ons anyways but this year has been crazy. I guess the grass cutters are really feeling it.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:44 PM
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Ban went into effect today at noon. Almost all areas I service are banned from watering lawns.
Don't take this wrong, will you winterize those systems early and then just focus on the opperational systems at the regular time?
I got screwed over on my water today after taking the day off to get things started off right. Now i won't get h2o until mid to late evening. Friday the 13th dude
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:51 PM
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CO is ok on water right now, due to the snow from 2010/2011. But if the winter is anything like this past one, we will be in major restrictions again in 2013. Nothing like planting blue grass in a non-native climate, at 6500', in a semi-arid area with 12"-16" total precip on the average.
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