As a result of the warning, lawn watering will be restricted to even/odd days. Properties with even-numbered addresses may water on even-numbered days only, and properties with odd-numbered addresses may water on odd-numbered days only. A violation shall be punishable by a fine of up to $500 for every day the violation continues. The public is encouraged to continue conservation efforts through efficient use of indoor water such as washing full loads of clothes, repairing water leaks and not letting faucets run.
The City of Coffeyville will eliminate hydrant flushing unless necessary to maintain water quality, eliminate watering of fairways at Hillcrest Golf Course and deactivate the downtown fountain.
The City has a Water Marketing Contract with the Kansas Water Office which provides 300 million gallons of water in the Elk City Reservoir. With the low natural water flows in the Verdigris River, the City is currently using water from storage. Unless there is significant rainfall in the Verdigris River Basin very soon, the natural flows will drop to zero and all water will be from storage; therefore, it is important to implement water conservation efforts.