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CITY OF COLEMAN

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT


The City of Coleman is back into Stage II of the Drought Contingency Plan, effective immediately.


Stage II - Moderate Water Shortage Conditions
  1. Goal: Achieve a voluntary twenty percent (20%) reduction daily water demand.
  2. Supply Management Measures:
    1. The City Manager, or his/her designee(s), implement measures to manage limited water supplies and/or reduce water demand. City Manager or his/her designee(s) may modify reservoir operations procedures.
  3. Demand Management Measures:
    1. The City Manager, or his/her designee(s), will initiate weekly contact with wholesale water customers to discuss water supply and/or demand conditions and the possibility of pro rata curtailment of water diversions and/or deliveries.
    2. The City Manager or his/her designee(s), will request wholesale water customers to initiate mandatory measures to reduce non-essential water use and implement the drought contingency plan and will initiate pro rata curtailment of water diversions and/or deliveries by preparing a monthly water usage allocation baseline for each wholesale customer according to the procedures specified in Section X of the Plan.
    3. The City Manager, or his/her designee(s), will provide a weekly report to news media with information regarding current water supply and/or demand conditions, projected water supply and demand conditions if drought conditions persist, and consumer information on water conservation measures and practices.
    4. The City Manager or his/her designee(s), will initiate the following restrictions and penalties:
      1. Residential washing of vehicles is prohibited except washing in the resident's lawn on watering dates & allocated time and only with buckets.
      2. Washing of windows residential and commercial will only be allowed by use of buckets.
      3. Washing of residential, commercial, public or industrial driveways, sidewalks, parking areas, windows and structures is prohibited.
      4. Watering of public areas, including schools, is restricted to the period of 5:00a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on one weekday each week.
      5. Residential and commercial lawn watering is restricted to the hours of 5:00 am to 10:00 am. Even numbered addresses may water on Mondays and Thursdays in the allotted time. Odd addresses may water on Tuesdays and Fridays in the allotted time.
      6. Violations of any of these restrictions or residential usage of 40,000 gallons or more per billing period for two consecutive billings, while under Stage II conditions, is subject to a fine up to $250.00 per violation.
      7. Residential Water Rates
        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
        30,000 gallons 3.5 times current rate
Excerpted from:
Exhibit A to Ordinance No. 1131 Adopting Drought Contingency Plan Page 6 City of Coleman, Texas 10/12
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Posted
Monday, June 24, 2013

Public Service Announcement from
The City of Coleman


The recent rain in September which brought much needed water to Lake Coleman, will allow the criteria for changing the specific stage of the drought contingency plan. Effective Monday, October 29, 2012 Stage 2 of the drought contingency plan will become effective for one day only. Beginning Tuesday, October 30, 2012 we will move to Stage 1 of the drought contingency plan until further notice. The entire drought contingency plan is available at City Hall or may be viewed here.

The criteria for Stage 1 of the City of Coleman Drought Contingency Plan is as follows:


Stage I - Mild Water Shortage Conditions
  1. Goal: Achieve a voluntary ten percent (10%) reduction in daily water demand.
  2. Supply Management Measures:
    1. The City Manager, or his/her designee(s), will monitor limited water supplies and/or reduce water demand, including increasing pumping hours and off peak production of water.
    2. The City Manager, or his/her designee(s), will implement restrictions & penalties.
      1. Residential and commercial lawn watering is restricted to the hours of 5:00 am to 10:00 am and 8:00 pm to Midnight. Even numbered addresses may water on Mondays and Thursdays in the allotted time. Odd numbered addresses may water on Tuesdays and Fridays in the allotted time. Runoff will be monitored and water will not be allowed to run into the street.
      2. The City Manager, or his/her designee(s), will request wholesale water customers to initiate voluntary measures to reduce non- essential water use and implement the drought contingency plan
      3. The City Manager, or his/her designee(s), will provide a weekly report to news media with information regarding current water supply and/or demand conditions, projected water supply and demand conditions if drought conditions persist, and consumer information on water conservation measures and practices.
Posted
Monday, October 29, 2012

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!


Posted
Monday, October 29, 2012

Coleman At A Glance


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  • Location
    Coleman is located near the geographical center of Texas, 54 miles southeast of Abilene.
  • Climate
    The annual average temperature is 65º. Average rainfall for the year is 26.5 inches
  • Population
    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
  • Government
    The city is governed by a Mayor-Council-Manager system. The county government is presided over by a County Judge and Commissioner's Court.
  • 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.
  • Transportation
    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.
  • Utilities
    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.
  • Education
    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.
  • Churches
    Coleman is home to 22 churches of Protestant and Catholic denominations.


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