Water Usage and Conservation
In order to insure an adequate supply of water for household consumption and FIRE FIGHTING PLEASE practice water conservation at all times - inside and out.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT
Residents with their last name starting with A-L water on odd numbered days of the month and residents with their last name starting with M-Z water on even numbered houses water on even numbered days of the month. Everyone is asked to avoid Saturdays and Sundays unless absolutely necessary. Those with automated sprinkler systems are kindly asked to make adjustments to their settings. (This does not apply to those watering from the lake).
WATER RESERVOIR WARNINGS
NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE MADE. AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT OUT.
KEEP YOUR EYE ON MESSAGE BOARD (especially weekends)
Green - normal
Yellow - level dropping - limit use
Red - ALERT - system is off until the reservoir fills
Here are some guidelines prepared by CMHC to conserve water and help your lawns and gardens cope with dry conditions:
Be aware of the amount of moisture Mother Nature has provided during the previous week.
An inch (24mm) of water, once a week, is all a lawn needs to maintain it in good condition.
Watering in the morning is preferred, before 9:00 am Watering in the evening is okay as long as there isn't too much water that can encourage mold and fungus growth. (Mushrooms in the lawn = too much water).
Don't water during the heat of the day because much of the water evaporates before being soaked into the ground.
Driveways, walkways, patios don't need watering. Diret sprinklers to lawns and gardens.
Water slowly to avoid run-off.
Don't cut lawns shorter than 2.5 - 3 inches (roots are shaded and better able to hold water).
Practice other appropriate water conservation methods in your daily water usage. (This applies to everyone as inside water usage contributes to the most consumption of water).
Think about having low-flush toilets, pay attention to laundry load size and use the dishwasher only when fully loaded. Think of other things such as length of showers, low-water shower heads, etc.
The Board of Directors, Kinookimaw Residents Association, June 2015