The recent unseasonably warm and dry weather has resulted in the City of Bonney Lake water system asking its customers to take voluntary measures to conserve water. While we are not in an emergency situation at this time, wise use of water will assure that we have adequate supplies to meet the demands through this extended weather pattern.
Here are some ideas that you as a customer of the Bonney Lake water system can do to use water wisely. These are only a few ideas or tips to assist you. There are many more available on the internet found by searching ‘Water Conservation Tips’.
- Identify any leaks or drips in plumbing fixtures or faucets and repair them as soon as possible.
- Water your lawn 2-3 times per week for no more than twenty minutes at a time. Doing this after dark or before daylight will maximize the benefit to the lawn without losing water to evaporation.
- When watering plants or gardens, focus water on the base of the plants or the root system and not the entire planter area.
- Use commercial car washes that recycle the water, or wash your vehicle on the lawn. This not only benefits the lawn, but keeps harmful detergents and chemicals from entering streams and lakes.
- Sweep driveways and sidewalks with a broom. Avoiding using water for these tasks also saves water.
With your assistance and cooperation, we can continue to provide a safe and reliable supply of drinking water throughout this summer of record heat.
Thank you from the City of Bonney Lake