Year-round water conservation, even here in the rainy Pacific Northwest, is important to our region, our community and to your household.
Odd/Even Watering Program in Effect June - September
In order to proactively manage city water resources during the peak summer demand, the city has implemented a voluntary odd/even watering (irrigation) program for all residential, commercial and public customers. The program will remain in effect through September 30:
- Water customers with addresses ending in an odd number may water/irrigate outdoors on Saturdays, Mondays & Wednesdays only
- Water customers with addresses ending in an even number may water/irrigate outdoors on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays only
- Friday is a non-watering day for everyone, allowing the water system to refill city reservoirs.
- Exceptions are granted for vegetable gardens, newly planted lawns, and potted or hanging plants. These may be watered as needed to prevent damage and protect your investment. Best practices to use the water efficiently is always encouraged.
State law requires that the City’s water system be able to handle the yearly peak day demand, which may only occur a few times a year. Citizens following the odd/even watering schedule and other conservation measures helps lower the peak day demand, which allows the City to avoid or defer making expensive infrastructure improvements.
There are many ways to conserve water both in and outside your home or business. Participating in the Odd/Even Watering Program and using other simple conservation techniques can cut your summer water usage appreciably and every little bit helps, both in your pocketbook and in your community. We've collected some of the best conservation resources and tips; many thanks to the organizations and agencies who provide this information.
General Water Conservation Resources
Potential Leaks? - We Can Help
If you suspect you have a water leak, contact the city’s utility department at 360-342-5002. With upgraded water meters we can detect variations in your usage that may provide helpful information.
Kids & Conservation