Annual conservation measures
went into effect June 1
RAPID CITY—City officials remind the public that water restrictions remain in effect.
The annual mandatory water conservation measures went into effect June 1. No watering is allowed between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. Homeowners and businesses with odd-numbered addresses are allowed to water on odd-numbered calendar days. Homeowners and businesses with 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.
Since the 1990s, 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.
For more information or questions about the City’s water restrictions, contact the Rapid City Water Office at 394-4162.