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Mandatory Water Restrictions

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 9:49 am

Notice Effective Immediately according today’s meeting with Tri-County Drought Team



With persisting and intensifying drought conditions, Monteagle Utility District, Sewanee Utility District, Tracy City Utility District  must impose MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONSrotarynozzleirrigation as Big Creek Utility District has already done. These restrictions will begin Thursday, November 17, 2016. Please use water for essential purposes only. Essential uses include, but are not limited to, drinking, cooking, sanitary use and firefighting.





Non-essential uses include, but are not limited to;



  • car washing
  • house washing
  • using water to clean sidewalks, patios and driveways
  • construction purposes for dust control
  • firefighter training

*Commercial car washes are permitted since they are generally lower flow nozzles and more water conservative


The U.S. Drought Monitor shows Grundy County to be in the severe – extreme intensity value of our current drought. Big Creek Utility District uses this Monitor to gauge and anticipate future drought conditions. The forecast is for the drought to continue for the next couple of months, which causes increased concern for the

water level of the lake.



Thank you or your cooperation with this matter. Hopefully we will get rain soon.





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Holidays only..                                                                                                                ·



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Town Hall..