Residents in far east Fayetteville and Goshen asked to water lawns late at night

The Goshen pressure plane is located in the easternmost region of the Fayetteville water system. It has a hydraulic gradient set by the Goshen tank, located on Fire Tower Road.

City of Fayetteville

The city’s Utilities Department is asking residents in far east Fayetteville and parts of Goshen to wait until late at night to water their lawns and gardens.

Residential and commercial customers on South Habberton Road and to the east (in and near Goshen) are asked to adjust their irrigation usage to occur between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.

The hot weather has led to high demand and increased water usage in the morning, and some residents are experiencing reduced water pressure as they prepare for work, according to Tim Nyander, the city’s utilities director.

Officials believe adjusting morning irrigation schedules to night time will allow the water system to recover before the morning rush.

“The water is safe to consume and use; officials are only asking for water conservation during high-demand morning hours to assist those customers with low pressure,” said Nyander.

The city recently completed an update to its Water Master Plan. The plan’s recommendations for the east side service area include larger water lines and increased water storage. Engineering on the project is under way and construction is scheduled to start in early 2019, according to the release.

The Water Master Plan can be found at

To report water problems, call 479-575-8386 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 479-587-3555 after hours.