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Winter Park Water and Sanitation District imposes mandatory water restrictions

WINTER PARK – Beginning June 1, Winter Park residents might need to revaluate the importance of pristine, green, grassy yards.

The Winter Park Water and Sanitation District is requiring mandatory water restrictions, which will be in effect until Sept. 30. Residents can only water lawns twice a week and must follow a set schedule.

Single-family residents with addresses ending in even numbers may water on Sunday and Thursday. Single-family residents with odd-numbered addresses may water on Saturday and Wednesday. All other properties may water on Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, watering is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The district is imposing the watering restrictions in conjunction with Denver Water in an effort to encourage water conservation.

According to district manager Mike Wageck, the district will not be issuing any penalties to start. Instead, district workers will be out surveying the community, informing residents of violations.

“We’ve had a good response from people we’ve asked in the past,” Wageck said, referring to voluntary restrictions issued in past years.

Wageck does not anticipate a need for violation penalties down the line, but noted ongoing violations could result in a suspension of service.

Questions regarding the policy can be directed to Mike Wageck at 970-726-5041.

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The Sky-Hi News Updated May 27, 2013 02:04PM Published Jun 3, 2013 04:51PM Copyright 2013 The Sky-Hi News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.