The City of Ormond Beach is requesting all customers to voluntarily conserve water usage at this time due to the persistent dry conditions affecting hydrologic conditions within our area. The St. John’s River Water Management (District) recently issued a water shortage warning for surface and groundwater sources within the District to include the City’s water service area. The City requests your cooperation until the District issues additional information or until our area receives significant rainfall to replenish water supplies. All landscaping irrigation users are urged to voluntarily reduce their water use by limiting irrigation to no more than two (2) days per week as required by City Code for current daylight savings time period. Please also note landscaping irrigation is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The District’s order also indicates that all classes of water users are encouraged to reduce their water use and conserve to the maximum extent possible. The City requests all effluent reclaimed (reuse) water customers also reduce their use of reclaimed water resources during this period. The recent dry conditions and resulting high customer irrigation demand for the City’s reclaimed water resources reduce typical tank storage levels. As a result, reuse customers may experience intermittent service disruptions due to lower than normal tank storage levels or until such time that customer demands decrease with improved rainfall conditions.
We appreciate consideration by all customers for use of best available water conservation practices until such time that our hydrologic conditions improve.