Issues Mandatory Tighter Water Restrictions
According to an article in the August 18th edition of the Anniston Star, written by Steve Ivey, a staff writer for the Star,
mandatory tighter water restrictions go into effect for the City of Jacksonville today:
Citing “alarmingly low flows” from its main water sources at Germania Springs and Big Spring, the City of Jacksonville has issued tighter
water restrictions that will begin Monday.
Notification of the new restrictions was issued by Mayor Johnny Smith.
Ivey states "Chris Patterson, water works plant manager in Jacksonville, said Germania
Springs normally can produce up to 3 million gallons of water per day. This
week, production has been about half that."
“When we had 100-degree weather and no rain at all, people really upped their
water use,” Patterson said. “The evaporation has caused this whole situation the
past two weeks.”
To view the mandatory tighter water restrictions issued by the City of Jacksonville going into effect today, see the article
"Tighter Water Restrictions to Begin Monday" at The Anniston Star's website: www.annistonstar.com
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