Benton City Water enters Stage III water restrictions

Benton City Water has implemented Stage III water restrictions for all members.
For all irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems, the meters that end with even numbers (or zero) are to water on even days, and the members with odd numbers will water on odd days of the month. Irrigation of landscaped areas is further limited to the hours of 6 a.m. – 10 a.m., and 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. on designated watering days. However, irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted at anytime if it is by means of a hand-held hose, a faucet-filled bucket or watering can of five (5) gallons or less, or drip irrigation system.
Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 12 midnight and 10 a.m. and between 8 p.m. and 12 midnight. Such washing, when allowed, shall be done with a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle for quick rinses. Vehicle washing may be done at any time on the immediate premises of a commercial car wash or commercial service station. Further, such washing may be exempted from these regulations if the health, safety, and welfare of the public are contingent upon frequent vehicle cleansing, such as garbage trucks and vehicles used to transport food and perishables.
Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, or “jacuzzi” type pool is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 6 a.m. – 10 a.m., and 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.
Use of water from hydrants or flush valves shall be limited to maintaining public health, safety, and welfare.
The nonessential use of water are prohibited, such as washing down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas; use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection; use of water for dust control; flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street; failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s); and any waste of water.