ORDER OF MAYOR DUNCANVILLE BARRY L. GORDON
- Created: 19 February 2021 19 February 2021
Duncanville, TX - Summary: The City of Duncanville, Dallas county and the North Texas region has experienced an unprecedent winter weather events. The accumulation of snow and extreme low temperatures has significantly impacted the municipal water system with household business and city water line ruptures.
The result circumstance has led to meaningful reduction of water capacity and the ability to deliver potable water to citizens. Moreover, combined ground and elevated storage is below forty percent (40%) of usage capacity.
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DUNCANVILLE MAYOR BARRY L. GORDON ORDERS:
- Effective as of 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19th, 2021, and continuing until 6:59 p.m. on February 26th, 2021, the following mandatory actions are hereby directed to immediately cease and desist operations of (a) any industrial and/or manufacturing activity for high consumption industrial users based on average use as determined by 2020 daily average in excess of two thousand gallons of water per day which include but not limited to, CabinetWorks, Pioneer Foods, Tortilla Factory, Apple Corrugated, (b) all commercial car wash facilities shall cease operation.
- That the Water Drought Contingency Plan shall continue to be given effective except where in conflict with this order.
- I am directing that all residential retail and commercial customers completely disable and shut off irrigation systems.
- I am requesting all hotel operations to reduce work usage and encourage re use of towels and linens from multi-night occupants.
- Lastly, I am requesting to reduce
- sanitation flushing
- reduce shower and bathing
- reduce dishwasher use
- reduce / postpone laundry of clothing
- Any customer violating Section 1 (a) or (b) of this Order may have its water meter disabled or removed and/or may be assessed a criminal penalty as a Class C misdemeanor in an amount of five hundred dollars as a maximum fine. Each and every violation of each day shall be a separate violation.Any customer violating Section 1 (a) or (b) of this Order may have its water meter disabled or removed and/or may be assessed a criminal penalty as a Class C misdemeanor in an amount of five hundred dollars as a maximum fine. Each and every violation of each day shall be a separate violation.
- The City shall waive or reduce permit fees for plumbing repairs (commercial and residential), water heater and related fire suppression fees for a period not to exceed thirty (30) calendar days.
- Any conflict between this Order or with any ordinance of the City of Duncanville, the most restrictive provisions shall apply.
- This Order shall be effective until 6:59 p.m. on February 26, 2021, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.
- The City of Duncanville must promptly provide copies of this Order by posting on the City of Duncanville website. In addition, the owner, manager, or operator of any facility that is likely to be impacted by this Order is strongly encouraged to post a copy of this Order onsite and to provide a copy to any member of the public asking for a copy. If any subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Order or any application of it to any person, structure, gathering, or circumstance is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, then such decision will not affect the validity of the remaining portions or applications of this Order.
IT IS SO ORDERED
BARRY L. GORDON
MAYOR – DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS