On February 9th, 2022, The NID Board of Directors passed a resolution to implement Stage 1 of the Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP). This resolution asks that customers voluntary reduce water use by 10% as compared to the same time period in 2020.
What does this mean for you?
Raw water customers
- Voluntarily reduce your water purchase by emailing email@example.com.
- Remember- reductions can only be made in 1/2 inch increments.
- If you want your purchase to be restored when the WSCP is rescinded please indicate that in your email.
- If you chose to make a voluntary reduction, your account will be credited appropriately.
- New Fall and Winter water sales will be reviewed in September 2022.
Suggested ways to save water
- For customers using raw water for landscape: limit outdoor watering to every other day, max 3 days per week.
- Even numbered addresses only water outside Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
- Odd numbered addresses only water outside Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
- No watering on Sunday.
Treated water customers
- Even numbered Addresses only water outside Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
- Odd numbered Addresses only water outside Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
- No outside watering on Sunday.
- Be sure to limit the amount of time per station to reduce water waste.
- Please see the District's Rules and Regulations for mandatory outdoor water use restrictions for more information about water waste.
Water use is typically 30-60% higher during the summer months, and lawns are the worst offenders. On average, a lawn needs to receive a minimum of 1” of water per week during dry conditions. To provide your lawn with one inch of water it takes about a half of gallon per square foot. That means a 100’ x 100’ lawn can use up to 6,200 gallons each week, or 24,800 gallons per month! Watering a lawn this size can increase your water bill by as much as $103 per month!
In order to preserve water and protect District water rights, conservation and efficient water use must be practiced. The following is a list of water usage that the District may consider a waste and therefore unreasonable use. The following mandatory Outdoor Water Use Restrictions apply at all times:
- No watering outside in the heat of the day (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.).
- No watering during and 48 hours after rain.
- No outdoor watering that causes excess runoff.
- No washing down driveways and sidewalks, unless for health and safety.
- No washing a motor vehicle with a hose, unless the hose is fitted with a shutoff nozzle.
- No use of potable water in a fountain or decorative feature, unless the water is recirculated.
We’ve done it before, we can do it again!
In the previous drought (2012-2016) our community worked together to save water. Together we reduced water use by nearly 36%! NID customers continued to conserve water, however this year, we have seen water demands start to increase. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Now is the time to embrace new approaches and technology, while working together, as a community to save water for future years. Visit https://saveourwater.com/ to see how you can save water in your home.
See water waste? Please fill out NIDs water waste report!