Douglas County Urges Water Conservation Efforts

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by Melissa Blosser, Douglas County Community Relations

MINDEN, Nev. – To help with water conservation, Douglas County Public Works Department would like to  remind customers that using public water systems for the purpose of watering or irrigating  lawns, gardens, trees, grass, shrubbery or other vegetation is not allowed, regardless of method, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., all year.

 Finding creative ways to save water on a daily basis will help stretch available water supplies. Douglas County officials recommend watering between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. to help vegetation retain moisture. Allowing water to pool, pond, or runoff your property due to over-watering is illegal.

To reduce the impact on your water supply during the expected high heat of summer, county officials respectfully request your cooperation in conserving water by observing the following voluntary watering schedule, May 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018:

  • The irrigation of lawns, gardens, trees, grass, shrubbery, or other vegetation located on premises having an odd-numbered address should be limited to watering on TuesdayThursday, and Sunday.
  • The irrigation of lawns, gardens, trees, grass, shrubbery or other vegetation located on premises having an even-numbered address should be limited to watering on MondayWednesday, and Saturday.

The county also requests that customers do not plant new lawns between July 1st and September 30th.

 Water is a precious resource. We cannot take our water supply for granted in Nevada.  Your cooperation in practicing good water conservation measures has a significant impact on the operation of Douglas County’s water system.

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