Water Use Overage in Moscow


City of Moscow residents used 11.3% more water this May in comparison to May 2017. That equates to an additional six million gallons of water.

Tyler Palmer Deputy Operation Director for the city said, "a misperception here in the northwest that we have an abundance of water and especially on the Palouse that's just not the case we have an aquaifer that's been declining."

Palmer believes that this particular overage was caused by a few hot days earlier in the month causing people to turn on their sprinklers. Unfortunately, sprinklers are automatic and once they’re on they’re on.

The city currently has a committee that has identified four new water source ideas that they are preparing to share with the public. In the meantime the city urges all its residents to practice water conservation.

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