Faced with extended periods of dry conditions and elevated temperatures and increasing demand, we, as citizens of Moses Lake need to come together and become good stewards of our resources, namely WATER. The City of Moses Lake continually looks for solutions to provide water to its residents along with creating water efficiency measures. Every day water is being wasted by watering lawns during the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM the hottest period of the day.
Watering during these times puts stress on your lawns and wastes water because most of the water evaporates and does not sink into the ground.
On July 10, 2017, the Water Division measured the city’s water usage at 16.8 million gallons per day. Since then we have spiked the usage over 16 million a couple of times within the last 30 days. Thank you for your water saving efforts so far, but more is still needed. Water conservation is more important now as we enter the warmest time of the year. Please reduce water use wherever possible.
Our goal is to keep our usage lower than 14.5 million gallons per day for the remainder of the summer. As you can see by the graph, we have some work to do on conserving this precious resource.
We appreciate the public’s continued efforts in conserving water and using it wisely. At this time, the Municipal Services Director will keep the water rationing in place and asks you to step up your efforts to help conserve.
Please give us a call if you have any questions or concerns at 509-764-3951.