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City of Gardner issues water watch

Post Date:06/19/2020 6:22 PM
The City of Gardner has issued a Water Watch for all water customers, effective immediately. Due to high temperatures, the lack of rain, and a higher than average rate of water usage, the City of Gardner has experienced increased demand and strain on its water system. If not addressed, this strain could limit the supply of water for essential needs, such as human consumption, sanitation and fire protection. During this water watch, the city asks all customers to practice indoor and outdoor water conservation, including the following tips:
  
- Water your lawn on the following schedule: Customers north of Main Street should irrigate on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday; customers south of Main Street should irrigate on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

- Do not leave sprinklers or hoses unattended. A garden hose can pour out 600 gallons of water or more in only a few hours. 

- Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways, steps and sidewalks.

- Repair all leaks. Dripping faucets, for example, might be small leaks but can, over time, use a large amount of water. Leaks inside the toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day.
  
- Turn off the water while brushing teeth and shaving.
 
- Only run the dishwasher when it is fully loaded. 

- Set your clothes washing machine to the proper water level for the size of the load.

Thank you in advance for your water conservation efforts. For more information, visit www.gardnerkansas.gov/waterconservation or contact the Utilities Department at 913.856.0980.