Water Restrictions Go into Effect Jan 1

Published by The Bee News

December 28, 2022

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Bullhead City, AZ., December 28, 2022 – As of January 1, 2023, the following activities will be prohibited in Bullhead City Arizona, due to the federally declared Tier 2 water shortage.

  1. Allowing waste of water caused by correctable leaks, breaks, or malfunctions that are not fixed within seventy-two hours of notice of failure or malfunction by phone or personal notice, or within seven days of the issuance of the notice of violation if the account holder is not contacted otherwise.
  2. Use of water to hose/wash buildings or impervious surfaces at any time.
  3. Use of water to wash motor vehicles and watercraft without a positive or automatic shut-off nozzle.
  4. Operation of decorative fountains without recirculating systems.
  5. Operation of outdoor misting systems used to cool public areas.Water Restrictions in Bullhead City during times of water shortages are mandated under Bullhead City’s Municipal Code Chapter 8.14. Under the Tier 1 shortage that is in effect for 2022, Bullhead City Municipal Code stipulated voluntary water reductions from water users including taking shorter showers, reducing plant watering, and correcting leaks within 72 hours. Water use restrictions under the Tier 2 shortage are mandatory.

    “Bullhead City has and continues to take water conservation and water resources very seriously” said Bullhead City Utilities Director, Mark Clark. “We continue to look for ways to be more efficient with water use within the city and will be bringing new programs on-line in the future.”

    Bullhead City’s water conservation plan, adopted nine years ago, has saved over 2,500 acre-feet of water. Based on the average home’s usage of water, 2,500 acre-feet is enough water to service 7,500 homes for one year.

    “We strongly encourage everyone with turf to take advantage of our turf rebate program,” Clark Said. “Our turf rebate program has and continues to be the biggest factor in the city’s water conservation success. Outdoor irrigation systems utilize the most water, and anything we can do to reduce irrigation will make significant impacts on our conservation efforts.”

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