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Voluntary watering schedule encouraged

Posted: July 3, 2013 11:07:30 AM PDT

From June 1 to September 15, the City of Bellingham and other Whatcom Water Alliance  members request residents with odd-numbered street addresses to limit outdoor watering to Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.  Residents with even-numbered street addresses water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Mondays are non-watering days to allow reservoirs to recharge after the weekend. 

As the warmer summer weather kicks in, so does the increase in outdoor water use. In July and August, water consumption often doubles from 10 to 20 million gallons a day, placing a strain on the City's water filtration plant.  Consider letting you lawn go dormant  for the summer.  It will green up when the rain returns in the fall.
For more summer watering tips and additional water conservation information for the City of Bellingham can be found at


Media Contact:
Anitra  Accetturo, Water Conservation Program Coordinator
City of Bellingham – Public Works Operations

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