FORT CAVAZOS, Texas — The Fort Cavazos Garrison Commander has ordered all community and family housing residents to implement Mandatory Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures effective immediately and until further notice.
“The goal of Mandatory Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures is to reduce the daily water usage by at least 10 percent,” Col. Lakicia Stokes, Fort Cavazos Garrison commander, said. “Lake Belton serves as our water supply reservoir providing water for Fort Cavazos and our neighboring communities. With Lake Belton at 62 percent of total capacity, responsible water use is critical.”
The following water conservation measures will be required of all Soldiers, civilians and contractors who work or reside on Fort Cavazos:
• No watering of all types of landscaping between the hours of 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. There is no water runoff allowed from areas being watered.
• Privately owned vehicle washing is only allowed at residences or barracks using a water bucket or a hose with a flow control nozzle in order to minimize water waste.
• Military units will maximize use of Tactical Vehicle Wash Facilities so that recycled water can be used to the greatest extent possible and minimize vehicle washing at motor pool wash racks using potable water.
• Washing of emergency and other work-related vehicles and equipment shall only be done when necessary to ensure their safe operation.
• The use of potable water for construction activities, such as dust control, will be minimized to the greatest extent practicable.
• No refilling of privately owned pools.
• No fundraising or organizational car washes.
• Report all water leaks to Directorate of Public Works at 254-287-2113.
For more information, call the DPW Environmental Division at 254-287-6499, and for updates on conservation measures, visit Facebook.com/FortCavazosDPW.