Water Conservation

July and August are water conservation months in Moses Lake

City Council extended the water conservation, restrictions and rationing requirements to include June, July, August, and September as mandatory months of water conservation effective August, 2021.

Addresses with EVEN numbers shall irrigate and wash vehicles on even calendar days and addresses with ODD numbers on odd calendar days.

Any property with irrigation meters 2 inches and larger will be restricted to irrigate from midnight to 8 a.m. or on a schedule approved by the Municipal Services Director. Authority: Municipal Code 13.07.010 Water Rationing (Ordinance 2980, August 8, 2021)

2022 Watering Conservation Schedule and Summer Youth Programs flyer. (English) (Spanish)

Water Conservation Ideas to help you save water in your yard, lawn or garden:

Listed below are some simple ways you can conserve water and join the City in its commitment to providing you with a safe, abundant, supply of water. 
  1. Water lawns during the early morning when temperatures and wind speed are the lowest.
  2. Use sprinklers that throw big drops of water close to the ground.
  3. Use a water timer on hose-end sprinklers to avoid over-watering.
  4. Use mulch to retain moisture in the soil.  Mulch also helps reduce soil compaction from raindrops and helps control weeds that compete with landscape plants for water.

Water Wise Resources

Water is a limited resource and using it properly will help safeguard this valuable resource for future generations. These are just a few websites that can provide useful information to conserve water. 

American Water Works Association: www.awwa.org

Washington State Department of Ecology: 

The right plants and wise water use - Washington State Department of Ecology // Water conservation - Washington State Department of Ecology

• Water as a finite resource – why conserve.

• Indoor & Outdoor conservation tips

(PDF) Environment Education Guide

• Water Footprint Calculator: How To Save Water (watercalculator.org)

Includes Blog with resources “The right plants and wise water use make for a happy Mother’s Day”

Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association: http://www.wsnla.org/

• Great Plant Picks: http://www.greatplantpicks.org/


Home | MLWC (moseslakewatershed.org)

• Community-led efforts to improve, protect and preserve water quality in Moses Lake and the greater watershed for present and future generations. 


GCCD (columbiabasincds.org)

• Non-regulatory organization dedicated to providing conservation resources in the Columbia Basin. 

• Low-water use landscaping: Native plants and low-water use landscapes 

• Lawn Care Guidance


Xeriscaping (wsu.edu)

• Native Plants / Drought Tolerant Plants / Lawn Substitutes


WATER USE IT WISELY – Arizona Regional Campaign

Water - Use It Wisely: Making water conservation fun, easy, and practical (wateruseitwisely.com)

• Importance of Conserving Water

• 100+ Ways to Conserve Water

• Saving Water Indoors

• Saving Water Outdoors

• Kids and Teachers

• Conserve with Us


Waterwise Gardening | Bremerton, WA - Official Website (bremertonwa.gov)

Landscape and Irrigation Tips, Soil Types, Waterwise Gardening, Waterwise Plants

Seven Fundamentals of Low-Water Use; improve your chances of creating a successful landscape:

• Soil Improvement

• Appropriate use of turfgrass

• Efficient irrigation

• Use of mulches

• Selection of low-water use plants

• Planning and design

• Appropriate maintenance

Home Water Works, a project of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, www.home-water-works.org

The City of Moses Lake thanks you for your efforts in helping us help you.  If you have any questions, please all (509) 764-3783 or (509) 764-3951 and we will be glad to help.