Town of Appomattox
Water Conservation Plan
Adopted July 8, 2002
During the continued existence of climatic, hydrological and other extraordinary conditions, the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Town of Appomattox may require that certain uses of water, not essential to the public health, safety and welfare, be reduced, restricted or curtailed. As the shortage of potable (drinking) water becomes increasingly more critical, conservation measures to reduce consumption or curtail essential water use may be necessary. The Plan is intended to ensure that a dwindling water supply is conserved and managed prudently to meet the Towns needs of water supply availability. The Plan only applies to water from the Towns water system and does not include such water as trucked in water or rainwater.
The Town has seven primary sources of Supply with projected safe yields as follows:
1. Well # 1 50,000 gallons per day;
2. Well # 5 48,000 gallons per day;
3. Well # 9 25,000 gallons per day;
4. Well # 15 60,000 gallons per day;
5. Well # 25 20,400 gallons per day;
6. Well # 41 84,000 gallons per day;
7. Well # 42 32,400 gallons per day;
Total 319,800 gallon per day
( Note that the Total Gallons Per day are Based on a 12 hour of run time)
Safe Yield is defined as the maximum dependable draft that can be made continuously on a source of water supply (groundwater) during a period of years during which the probable driest period or period of greatest deficiency in water supply is likely to occur. Dependability is relative and is a function of storage provided and drought probability.
C. Current annual withdrawal rates are as follows:
1. Well # 1 30,000 gallons per day;
2. Well # 5 40,000 gallons per day;
3. Well # 9 20,000 gallons per day;
4. Well # 15 50,000 gallons per day;
5. Well # 25 17,000 gallons per day;
6. Well # 41 70,000 gallons per day;
7. Well # 42 27,000 gallons per day;
Total 254,000 gallon per day
( Note that the Total Gallons Per day are Based on a 10 hour of run time)
D. Reservoir storage statistics:
1. 1,000,000 gallon ground storage tank. 100,000 gallon elevated storage tank.
The total water storage is 1,100,000 gallons with a 4.3 day water supply based on the current water usage.
Imposition of conditions of water allocation, conservation, restriction, and penalties are set forth in Exhibit B attached hereto and are made a part of this plan and will be implemented as set forth herein.
Condition 1 Normal Operations with up to 75 percent or time flow is equaled or exceeded. No restriction imposed.
Condition 2 Drought Watch with up to 75 to 90 percent or time flow is equaled or exceeded. Voluntary restrictions imposed.
Condition 3 Drought Warning with up to 90 to 95 percent or time flow is equaled or exceeded. Partial Mandatory restrictions imposed.
Condition 4 Drought Emergency with up to 95 percent or time flow is equaled or exceeded. Mandatory restrictions imposed.
The conservation, restrictions, allocations, and penalties provided for in the plan may be imposed on any water users or customers, who are defined as the person or entity whose name the water account is listed, or in appropriate circumstances, the person or entity in control of the property in question.
Penalties for violations of the water restrictions set forth in the Plan may include one or any combination of the following:
Any charges as set forth in the plan or other ordinances or resolutions of the Town.
Citation or warning of a violation of the plan or rules or regulations issued pursuant to the plan.
Citation and assessment of a civil penalty against a water use for a violation of the plan or any rules or regulations pursuant to the plan when Condition 4 restriction is in effect in the amount of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) per day for residential users and Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) per day for commercial/industrial users, with each day of a violation constituting a separate violation.
Immediate cutting off or termination of water service for multiple (more than one) violations of the Water Conservation Plan or any rules or regulations issued pursuant to the Plan and/or failure to pay any civil penalty assessed for violation thereof. Furthermore, water service will not be restored until all water bills, penalties, and the current turn-on fee are paid.
Such other penalties or remedies as the Town Manager or Town Council may deem necessary to administer the Plan, including but not limited to injunctive relief or other appropriate legal proceedings.