Updated ~ October 20, 2014
CITY OF COLEMAN
Effective July 1, 2014, the City of Coleman will move into Stage III of the City's Drought Contingency Plan. Lake Coleman has now dropped below 1700 feet in mean elevation which is the trigger for moving the City into Stage III of our Drought Contingency Plan. Recent rainfall events have really only postponed the transition into Stage III. The Lake Coleman Watershed has not received enough rainfall to add any measureable elevation to the Lake levels.
MOVES TO STAGE III
OF THE CITY'S DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN
Effective July 1, 2014, the City has effectively moved into Stage III which is considered as Severe Water Shortage Conditions. Stage III seeks to achieve an overall reduction in water use of 30%. The following restrictions are now in effect:
- Yard watering will be reduced to once a day one time per week. Even numbered addresses will be allowed to water on Mondays from 5:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Odd numbered addresses will be allowed to water on Tuesdays from 5:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
- Watering of public areas will be allowed once a week.
- Filling of private and/or commercial swimming pools is prohibited, except in - ground pools to the extent required or recommended by the pool manufacturer to ensure the structural integrity of the pool. City water cannot be used to fill any newly-constructed pool for the first time.
- Residential washing of vehicles is prohibited.
- Use of Bulk Loading Stations is prohibited.
- Violations of any of these restrictions or residential usage of 25,000 gallons or more per billing period for two consecutive billings, while under Stage III conditions, is subject to a fine up to $500.00 per violations.
During all drought stages regarding water use restrictions, the following personnel shall be designated as "Official Observers" of any violation of the plan, and shall have the right to initiate legal action against any know offenders; any City Council Member, the City Manager, all City Dept. Supervisors of all designated Water Distribution, Water Production, Police Department, Inspection Personnel, Utility Office Personnel and paid Fire Department Personnel.
Residential Water Rates which became effective in Stage II remain in effect in Stage III. They are as follows:
|0-10,000 gallons:||No rate change|
|10,000-20,000 gallons:||1.5 times current rate|
|20,000-30,000 gallons:||2.5 times current rate|
|30,001 gallons||3.5 times current rate|
The City of Coleman appreciates every citizen's assistance and cooperation regarding compliance with the provisions of Stage III of the City's Drought Contingency Plan. For additional information, you may contact Liz Campbell with the City of Coleman at 325-625-4116 or you may review the plan Here:
City of Coleman
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Public Service Announcement from
The City of Coleman
BE WATER SMART IN YOUR HOME
- Repair all plumbing leaks. Leaky faucets can waste up to two gallons of water per hour. For the average family, that can mean over 17,000 gallons.
- Check your toilet for a leak. It's easy to do: just put a few drops of food coloring in the tank. Wait five to ten minutes. If the color shows up in the bowl, you have a water- wasting leak.
- Place half-gallon jug in your toilet tank to reduce water use by 20%. Or better yet, replace toilets with low use toilets
- Low flow showerheads can reduce the water you use to shower by one half.
- Install low flow aerators on your sinks. These inexpensive gadgets can save up to six gallons per minute.
- Wait until you have a full load of dishes or clothes to run your automatic washing machines.
- Don't use water to clean driveways, walks, and patios. Use a broom instead.
- Don't use the toilet as a trash can. One unnecessary toilet flush each day will waste up to 2500 gallons of water in a year.
- Take short showers rather than baths. Baths typically use 40 gallons of water. Showers use 20 gallons. Annual savings for a family of four is over 29 thousand gallons.
- Use a bucket and sponge when you wash your car. Use a hose with a cut-off valve to rinse.
- Turn the water off while brushing your teeth or shaving.
- Check for leaks on your property. Turn off all water around your home. Check your water meter. If the diamond shaped use indicator is moving, you have a leak.
- Instead of waiting for running water to get cool, keep a jug of drinking water in the refrigerator.
BE WATER SMART IN YOUR GARDEN
- Almost half of the water used during the summer months is for landscapes. Save money and work. Water smart.
- Xeriscape your landscape to reduce water use up to 40%, to save work, and protect the environment.
- Water in the early morning hours, before 10:00 a.m. Remember, up to one third of the water from your sprinklers can be lost to evaporation if you water during heat and wind.
- Water deeply and infrequently. A "rule of thumb": most grass needs only one inch of water each week. (Every 21 days for buffalo grass, every 7 days for common bermuda, and every 5 days for St. Augustine.)
- Don't let your sprinklers water the street. Water down the street is money down the drain.
- Reduce evaporation by using sprinklers that keep water close to the ground and produce large drops rather than fine mists.
- Use drip irrigation or soaker hoses in shrub and flower beds. Water will be released slowly, and close to the root of the plants where it's needed!
- Use mulch in shrub or flower beds to reduce evaporation, discourage weed growth, and insulate soil against heat and cold.
- Select "water smart" plant material, native or adapted to our West Texas soils and weather.
- Keep plants healthy. Strong plants use less water.
- Reduce the amount of turf area in your landscape. Use shrub beds and ground covers because they need less water than grass. Better yet, install decks or patios. They never need to be watered!
Monday, October 29, 2012
|Coleman At A Glance
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Coleman is located near the geographical center of Texas, 54 miles southeast of Abilene.
The annual average temperature is 65º. Average rainfall for the year is 26.5 inches
The City of Coleman is comprised of 4,709 residents. The Coleman County's population is 9,710. The median
age is 42.1 and the median household effective buying income is $16,483. The area's civilian labor force numbers 4,335
The city is governed by a Mayor-Council-Manager system. The county government is presided over by a County Judge and
- Health Care
Coleman County Medical Center is a 46-bed medical-surgical facility with full emergency room services. Two nursing homes
have capacity for 146 residents.
The local airport, located one mile from the community, has a 4,500' paved, lighted runway for corporate and private
planes. Aircraft services are also available. Regional airports with commercial airlines are located in Abilene (54 miles) and Brownwood (30 miles). Daily rail and bus
services are available, as are inter and intra-state trucking.
Electric power with distribution voltages of 2,400 / 4,160, is provided by the City of Coleman. ATMOS Energy supplies gas. Distribution line and pressure 60PSI - 8". Water and sewage services are provided by the City of Coleman. Water treatment capacity is 5,200,000 gallons per day; average daily demand is 2,000,000 gallons per day. Sewage capacity is 800,000 gallons. Verizon Company provides local telephone service.
Coleman schools include one elementary, one middle and one high school, as well as a remodeled Co-operative Alternative
School. Santa Anna, Novice, and Panther Creek (2000 State Six-man Football Champion) Independent School Districts are also located in Coleman County.
Coleman is home to 22 churches of Protestant and Catholic denominations.
Last Updated ~ Monday, February 24, 2014