June 02, 2017

Water Conservation Measures In Effect

In the early 1990's, average daily water use per person in Rapid City was 168 gallons.  Today that average is 147 gallons per day per resident.  This display of the 168-gallons per day use is on display at the Mountain View Water Plant. In the early 1990's, average daily water use per person in Rapid City was 168 gallons. Today that average is 147 gallons per day per resident. This display of the 168-gallons per day use is on display at the Mountain View Water Plant. (City Photo)

RESIDENTS REMINDED OF WATER RESTRICTIONS

Annual conservation measure began June 1

RAPID CITY--As local residents get their lawns and gardens ready for the summer, it is also time to work water conservation measures into the schedule.  Rapid City's annual mandatory water conservation measures went into effect June 1.

            For more than 20 years, the City of Rapid City has instituted mandatory water conservation measures.  The purpose is to maintain a conservation philosophy among residents.   Water conservation measures are utilized June 1-August 31 each year under normal status conditions.  Status conditions include normal, concern, alert and critical stages and are determined by the water levels and inflows to Pactola Reservoir. 

            "Maintaining consistent water conservation measures and keeping residents educated about the importance of water conservation is extremely important," said Jeff Crockett, Rapid City Water Superintendent.  "Conditions can change from one year to the next, even within a calendar year and we work to keep the community educated and conservation practices in place."

            No watering is allowed between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.  Odd-numbered addresses are allowed to water on odd-numbered calendar days.  Even-numbered addresses are allowed to water on even-numbered calendar days.  No outside watering is allowed on the 31st day of any month.

            Manual watering with a handheld hose or with a bucket, sprinkling can or other similar container is allowed.

            For more information, contact the Rapid City Water Office at 394-4162.

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 Below is the Rapid City Water Division's Water Conservation Policy:

http://www.rcgov.org/index.php?option=com_docman&view=document&alias=4383-water-conservation-measures&category_slug=water-division&Itemid=149

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