Water, water everywhere, and here we are telling you about conserving water and about drought preparedness.
Sounds sort of silly, but just consider all that is involved in cleaning up the water to make it meet current drinking water standards and regulations. Water supply systems which deliver the water to your homes are very costly and create strict limits as to how much water we can distribute to our residents and businesses and still have enough water to fight fires when they occur. This does not even touch on the process of creating drinkable water and where it comes from.
In an effort to avoid activation of the Drought Contingency Plan we are asking residents to conserve water and help us manage the water demand by following these easy steps. Following these steps all year will aid us in managing water demand and help you in conserving water.
Residents at odd-numbered addresses:
- If you water 3 days a week, you should water Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
- If you water 2 times a week, you should water on Wednesday and Sunday,
- If you water more than 3 times a week please consider reducing your watering to conserve water, and at a minimum set your timer to complete watering before 2:00 a.m.
Residents at even-numbered address:
- If you water 3 days a week, you should water Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
- If you water 2 times a week, you should water on Tuesday and Saturday,
- If you water more than 3 times a week please consider reducing your watering to conserve water, and at a minimum set your system timer to water before 2:00 a.m.
Watering on different days will assist us in managing the water demand by spreading the demand over more days.
The water conservation/drought contingency message is Do Not Waste Water. Use what you need but do not allow water to be wasted. This single item will make the biggest difference and will help us to achieve our water conservation goals. Please take the time to verify that your irrigation water is not running down the street.
View the city's Water Conservation - Drought Contingency Plan (PDF) and visit the Drought Information page for our latest drought notifications.