Residents asked to

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 24, 2001

observe watering schedule


Staff Writer

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Thanks to the dry weather that Pike County has been experiencing of late, residents of Troy are being asked to comply with a voluntary odd/even water schedule.

"The schedule went into effect on May 15 and will continue indefinitely as long as weather conditions continue to be dry," said Mike Davis, project manager for the City of Troy Utilities Department.

In a voluntary odd/even-watering schedule, citizens will be asked to restrict all outside watering to odd and even days depending on addresses. Residences with an even address will be asked to water only on even days and odd addresses only on odd days.

Davis said that the possibilities always exist that the schedule may become mandatory, but that it doesn’t seem very likely.

"We hope it won’t come to that," Davis said. "The people of Troy have always been real good about working with the voluntary odd/even scheduling. We’ve never had to implement a mandatory schedule and I don’t have any reason to think that we will need too any time soon."

The city of Troy was under voluntary odd/even throughout the entire summer last year due to the dry conditions. Davis said the schedule was started earlier this year than last year.

"We’re just trying to get a head start," he said. "We’re trying not to let a problem get started."