Dothan Cracking Down on Water Violators

Dothan City Manager, Mike West, says the city's police department will begin cracking down on residents who don't follow the odd/even watering guidelines.

West says he's passed by houses that shouldn't be watering their yards. He says it's been an ongoing problem, but a problem the city will solve.

“It's important that people follow the restrictions we've laid out. In fact, to the point we'll begin monitoring neighborhoods starting at 4 o' clock in the morning and we'll be giving a warning initially but we need everyone to cooperate,” said West.

Customers who live at even home addresses are allowed to water lawns on Sundays and Wednesdays and Fridays.

Customers who live at odd addresses are allowed to water lawns on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Monday no one waters because the city's wells need to rest.

The watering scheduled began April 1st and will continue thru October 1st.

One well is down, and currently 21 million gallons of water is being pumped.

For more information about the schedule you can call Dothan Utilities at 615-4100.

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  • by Robert on May 24, 2007 at 11:04 AM
    In regards to the comments posted by MM. I agree that DPD could serve the community better by focusing on "real crime". The best way of policing this matter would be through monthly water bills. Sudden spikes in usage should be a red flag.
  • by MM Location: Dothan on May 23, 2007 at 12:44 PM
    I would love to know why a town wants to play "I got you". I am a middle class home owner and have put a lot into my yard and plants. My life is busy enough with out having to make sure that I am home on certain days to water. We all get that we need to conserve I agree, but don't you think that those who get it are going to conserve and those who don't are going to do it anyway when they get caught. I suggest you take the gas money,salary, and expenses that you are putting into driving around at 4am to "catch people" into catching acutal criminals.
  • by Robert on May 23, 2007 at 11:49 AM
    I agree with the City Manager. All citizens of Dothan needs to comply and strict enforcement is needed.
  • by Libby Location: Abbeville on May 23, 2007 at 10:31 AM
    when is the best time to water plants... evening or order to get the best and most effecient use of the water
  • by Jennifer Location: Dothan on May 23, 2007 at 10:16 AM
    Where is all our tax money going? I put a lot of money into my yard and I resent being told what day to water my lawn and flowers on! There are so many who do not water. How is the city cutting back on there usage? To fine those who water on the wrong day is ludicrous! What if I am out of town on the day I should be watering, God forbid!?? Not Happy With Water Tight!
  • by Interested citizen Location: Dothan on May 23, 2007 at 08:52 AM
    I believe Water World should shut down some through the week. They use a lot of water, and the car washes need to close down also. Water World may be the coolest way of entertainment for everyone, but if everyone else should abide by the water restrictions, Water World should also.
  • by Bruce on May 23, 2007 at 08:23 AM
    Can't water plants in Level Plains,except on your day to water,and no watering on Sunday,,
  • by Shirley Location: dothan on May 23, 2007 at 07:17 AM
    If such a shortage why not closed down waterworld, all they do is urinate in it.One of my relative worked for water dept and stated houston co. had enough water underground to last 300 years
  • by Leah Location: Malvern on May 22, 2007 at 07:58 PM
    Perhaps the City of Dothan's Water World needs to shut down and reserve some water too?! Their prices alone could contribute to a backup well for the City of Dothan.
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