The Town of Franklin is asking citizens to voluntarily restrict the amount of water being used through November 16, 2022. While there has been measurable rainfall totals, water levels in Cartoogechaye Creek at the inflow to the water treatment plant are still slightly below normal and the Stage 1 voluntary water restriction remains in place.
In accordance with the Town of Franklin’s Water Shortage Response Plan (WSRP), a stage 1 voluntary water restriction means that all water users are being asked to reduce their normal water use by 5%. Examples of ways to voluntarily restrict water use can include eliminating of washing vehicles, waiting to wash clothes until you have a full load, checking for leaks or toilets that may be running or use of dishwashers, limiting watering or irrigating outdoor landscapes.
The Town is asking for citizen cooperation by limiting the use of water, when possible, until there is enough precipitation to raise water levels. We are hopeful that the weather event predicted on Tuesday will be enough to keep levels at or above normal heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.
Any updates related to the water restrictions will be forwarded to the media and posted on the Town’s website and the Town, Police and Fire social media pages.