Voluntary Curtailment Of Toledo Water Use Still Requested
City of Toledo continues to ask water customers to participate in a Stage 1, voluntary cur- tailment of water, due to lower-than- normal levels of the Siletz River. Your participation in this event is crucial to avoid further mandatory water curtail- ments. All outdoor irrigation of City parks and green spaces has stopped, the City has shut down the equipment wash racks.
Customers are asked to take all of the following voluntary actions to curtail water use: Cease washing vehicles, except at a commercial washing facility, Cease washing outdoor surface and Cease filling swimming pools (except pools with recycling water systems and evaporative covers, pools used for fire control, and pools required by a medical doctor’s prescription) ;
Cease using water to maintain water features, except those supporting fish life;
Reduce indoor water use by fixing any indoor leaks, as soon as possible;
Reduce non-essential water use in commercial/industrial establish- ments;
Restrict watering lawns, ornamental/ landscaping plants, and vegetable gardens to 3 days per week, and only before 9 am or after 9 pm;
Do not allow water to run to waste in any gutter or drain
Toledo City Hall has asked G.P. and the Port of Toledo to cease all outdoor irrigation and any unnecessary use of treated water. If Toledo officials are successful in their efforts, they can avoid Stage II water curtailment.
Coping with wildfires:
All summer, city officials have talked about, and prepared for, wildfire. The threat continues through September and perhaps beyond. The official National Preparedness Month affects all citizens and they should continue family conversations to increase preparedness.
Week 1, September 1-4: Make A Plan
Talk to family and friends about how they will communicate, before, during and after a disaster. Don’t count on phones to still be working. Update family plans based on the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which were updated most recently to include response to the Corona virus pandemic.
Week 2, September 5-11: Build A Kit
Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster, for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to con- sider the unique needs that each person and/or pet may have, in case you have to evacuate quickly. That includes medications and special foods, in addition to what you can buy already included in a “Go Bag”. Again, CDC has recom- mendations on how to prepare those kits.
Week 3, September 12-18: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness
Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family by knowing the risks in your area, and checking your insurance coverage