May 25, 2023
Statements for May Water Usage will be mailed today. There is a newsletter included that includes the 2023 Water Quality CCR Report for 2022 testing. Please contact our office if you would like a hard copy sent to you otherwise it is accessible on our website:
ATTENTION: WEST CENTRAL IOWA
RURAL WATER CUSTOMERS
As you are aware, we are seeing a prolonged drought, which has resulted in a decrease in the well levels of WCIRWA's well fields along with an increased demand. To proactively address the decrease in these water levels and the increase in demand and to maintain a satisfactory water supply, we are requesting voluntary water conservation measures.
Voluntary steps that should be taken to conserve water include:
- No watering of lawns, shrubs, or gardens between the hours of 8:00 am and 7:00 pm
- At-home car washing be reduced
- The use of child sprinkler toys and wading pools be reduced or limited
- Clothes washers and dishwashers should only be run when you have a full load
- Check for leaks in faucets and toilets and have them repaired
- Also, it is common that during hot weather people take more showers and baths Consider shortening the length of time in the shower
- Consider using rain barrels to catch any water run off to water shrubs & gardens
We will continue to monitor the situation and if necessary, we will implement the first step of our Water Conservation Plan, that of a “Water Watch” when we feel it is necessary to do so. That could occur when the outdoor temperature increases, and we do not receive an adequate amount of rainfall to reduce water demand.