VOLUNTARY REDUCTION OF
OUTDOOR WATER USEAGE NOTICE
Submitted by Matt Brower 7/31/2018
Many of Heber’s residents have access to irrigation water for outdoor use. Similar to the potable or drinkable water used in our homes, the City provides and maintains a pressurized irrigation system that delivers irrigation water to residents solely for outdoor uses, such as watering lawns, gardens, and washing cars.
Due to high demands for irrigation water this summer, the City is requesting residents begin taking voluntary measures to reduce their outdoor usage. Outdoor landscape irrigation is the largest use of irrigation water in our area. Cutting back on turf irrigation by following the three-days-per-week recommendation will help reduce the demand. Other recommendations include:
- Irrigate outdoor landscapes or turf, from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
- Avoid hosing off sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes.
- Washing automobiles with hoses equipped with a shut-off nozzle.
- Avoid watering lawns in a manner that causes runoff, or within 48 hours after a measurable rainfall.
Additional information will be made available as we continue monitoring irrigation water levels. The goal of this notice is to help stretch existing supplies through the irrigation season and avoid mandatory restrictions or cut offs should irrigation supplies run too low. Thank you for your partnership in slowing the flow in an effort to conserve our City’s irrigation water.
Please visit http://slowtheflow.org for additional water conservation tips.