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OUTDOOR WATERING BAN CALLED BY STATE: LINCOLN GOES TO STAGE 4 WATERING RESTRICTIONOn July 21, with the majority of the state currently experiencing elevated temperatures and forecasts predicting little to no meaningful precipitation, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Beth Card declared a Level 3-Critical Drought in the Northeast and Central Regions of the state.
This means Lincoln Water Department is moving to Lincoln’s Stage 4 Drought Protocol, our highest level. We revised our Stage 4 this spring to bring it into compliance with the state protocols. Stage 4 now stipulates:>>>NO NON-ESSENTIAL OUTDOOR WATERING, NOT EVEN HAND WATERING<<<
NOTE: Agricultural watering for commercial farming is considered essential.
The EEA strongly urges private well owners to follow the same restrictions.
OUTDOOR WATERING BAN EXCEPTIONS
In order to accommodate special situations, at the Water Commission meeting on Friday July 29, the Commissioners voted the following exceptions: