CULLMAN – As of today, Monday, Nov. 7, Lake Catoma has fallen to 17 feet below full pool, according to David Freeman, manager of the Cullman City Water Treatment Plant.
Citizens are reminded that Phase II of the City of Cullman's Water Conservation Plan (see PDF below) remains in effect for all City of Cullman water customers. This includes all customers, i.e. residential, business and wholesale, etc.
The following restrictions remain in place:
- No hose washing of sidewalks, walkways, driveways or parking areas.
- No pressure washing of homes or businesses, except that flammable or other dangerous substances may be disposed of by direct hose flushing for the benefit of public health and safety.
- No water from the system shall be used to clean, fill, or maintain levels in swimming pools except at hospitals or fitness centers when those are used for medical purposes.
- No water shall be used to fill decorative fountains, unless such water is part of a recycling system.
- No charity car washes are allowed.
- No customer shall permit water to leak from any facility on his premises.
- Limited lawn, landscape or other turf areas including vegetable or flower gardens, other than commercial nurseries, shall be watered or irrigated using water from the system.
- Limited washing of automobiles, trucks, tractors, trailers or any other vehicle or part thereof will be permitted until normal conditions are reinstated.
At this time, businesses and farmers will still be allowed to operate; however, the City of Cullman urges all water customers – residential, commercial and agricultural – to find ways to conserve water during this drought.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a 20 percent chance of showers for Tuesday evening; other than that, the next seven days will be dry.
All residents are also reminded that we are still under a burn ban due to dry conditions. No burning of any kind is allowed at this time. The risk of fire is just too great.