Water is measured in hundreds of cubic feet (100 cubic feet = 748 gallons). The sewer consumption rate is based on your water use.
Meters are read every other month. City meter readers use a hand-held device to record the readings. The device then imports the information into the city’s computers making the meter reading faster and more accurate.
The City encourages residents and businesses to save water, especially during the summer months when demand for water is highest. A summer yard watering calendar reminds you to water only every 3 days, if needed.
Residents can get water conservation kits.
Indoor kits include:
Water efficient shower head at 1.75 gpm
2 faucet aerators (bathroom) at 1.0 gpm
Dual spray swivel faucet aerator (kitchen) at 1.5 gpm
Teflon tape for installation
Outdoor kits include:
Outdoor hose nozzle
Moisture meter - ladybug or frog
Lawn watering timer
Both kits are available for pick-up at City Hall, 116 Union Avenue, or you can contact Ann Ray by email or phone (360-282-3165) for delivery.
Typical duties for the City distribution crew include: