During the hot summer months, Lacey Water Utility customers often use up to 15 million gallons of water per day. That is more than double what is used during the rest of the year because of outdoor watering and irrigation.
While most of us enjoy having a lush, green landscape during the height of our outdoor activities, large numbers of people watering at the same time can cause stress to the water distribution system. Alternating our outdoor watering days helps conserve valuable water resources, helping your water utility meet peak summer demands.
In 2006 the Lacey Water Utility adopted the following outdoor watering schedule for all of its water customers:
This schedule is in effect every year from June 1st to September 30th.
There are exceptions to the schedule that do not require prior City approval:
You must apply for a temporary exemption or variance if you:
To apply for a temporary exemption or variance contact Water Resources, (360) 491-5600 or WaterResources@ci.lacey.wa.us
Failure to follow the Odd/Even schedule may lead to fines, and ultimately, shut off of the customer’s water service.
For tips and water saving items, please visit our Water Conservation page.