Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto is quite concerned by the current drought conditions through-out our county, which is being complicated by high temperatures. This 4th of July is going to be one of the hottest on record, with record drought conditions also being present.
I hope everyone enjoys their Fourth of July celebrations, but at the same time the safety of all of our citizens and their property must come first. Please keep in mind this ban is in effect until further notice, not just for the 4th of July. Therefore, we must be mindful of the following information.Wilson County recently declared a burn ban on all outside burning. In addition, the State of Tennessee has now included Wilson County in a State Declaration on Open Air Burning. Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Julius Johnson, has issued this burn ban prohibiting all open air fire in a number of Tennessee counties due to extremely dry and potentially dangerous conditions. Wilson County is included in this declaration.
Despite some rainfall Monday, the City of Lebanon has requested a Voluntary Water Use Reduction by all water customers within the city, based on the Approved Water System Conservation Contingency Plan.
City residents are asked to limit irrigation of yards to Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday if your address ends in an even number and for homes with an andress ending in an odd number, limit irrigation to Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Also, the city requests that residents reduce the frequency of washing vehicles and reduce recreational water use. Also, these requests are extended to customers of the Wilson County Water and Wastewater Authority and Laguardo Utility District.