The Yachats City Council has declared a water shortage emergency as of July 9 within the City’s water service area and will be likely to continue to exist for an unknown period of time. Currently the Water Shortage Level is Phase 1 however a Phase 2 shortage level is imminent. A prolonged drought may result in additional restrictions. It may be necessary for the City to purchase water from another provider. If that happens, a service charge will be added to Yachats residents’ current water rate for higher volume users to cover the added expense.
Phase 1 regulations include watering of lawns, gardens and landscaping is restricted to alternative days. Specifically, houses with an address number ending in even numbers shall water lawns only on even numbered calendar days. Houses with an address number ending in odd numbers, or fractional addresses, shall water only on odd numbered calendar days. All watering of lawns, gardens and landscaping shall be prohibited between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M each day.
No water shall be used by the Yachats Rural Fire District for drills, fire hose testing, hydrant flushing or truck washing. The operation of an ornamental fountain, unless it is, are equipped with a recirculation system, is prohibited. If the dry spell continues phase 2 restrictions will be put in place in the next couple of weeks. Yachats residents can keep posted on the cities water emergency online at the cities website http://www.ci.yachats.or.us/