While Stamford has been on water alert for several months that called for voluntary water conservation, City Manager Alan Plumlee announced in a press conference Thursday, October 24, 2013 that the City of Stamford was official moving toStage II, which is defined as Water Emergency, and is implemented when Stamford Lake falls below 14 feet below spill way. Stage II, calls for residential and commercial yard watering, including the golf course, to be limited to watering between 10pm and 8am. Odd numbered addresses will be able to water on Mondays and Thursdays, and even numbered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Residential washing of vehicles will be limited to garden hoses with automatic shut-off devices, and washing of driveways, sidewalks, parking areas, windows, or structures will be prohibited.
There will be no rate changes for 0-10,000 gallons, but rates will increase for every 10,000 gallons that are exceeded. Residents that exceed 20,000 gallons two months in a row will be fined $100. The City will post the changes at City Hall and a copy of the Water Conservation Contingency Plan is posted below.