Voluntary Water Conservation
May 25, 2023
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 & 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.