Des Moines Water Works urges customers to comply with the irrigation schedule

Des Moines Water Works wants customers to know how much water they are using because high nitrate levels pose a threat to water sources. Des Moines Water Works reactivated its nitrate removal plant earlier this month due to high water levels. The building costs about $10,000 a day to operate and must produce about 80 million gallons of water daily. To ensure the well doesn’t run dry, Des Moines Water Works will designate specific days for people to water their weed. “That allows us to use less water from the river, which is high in nitrates, and it just gives us more flexibility and more capacity to meet demand,” said Ted Corrigan of Des Moines Water Works. In a press release, Des Moines Water Works urged customers to follow their lawn watering schedule: Residential and commercial users are asked to use water wisely, practice responsible outdoor water use, and voluntarily set up irrigation systems to follow a schedule. This recommended schedule applies to all commercial and residential spray irrigation systems. Watering is not recommended on Mondays or during the hottest part of the day between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Even-addressed areas must be watered on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; Odd-numbered addresses on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Previous Coverage: Des Moines Water Works Implements Plan to Reduce Nitrates in Water

Des Moines Water Works wants customers to know how much water they are using because high nitrate levels pose a threat to water sources.

Des Moines Water Works reactivated its nitrate removal plant earlier this month due to high water levels.

The building costs about $10,000 per day and must produce about 80 million gallons of water per day.

To ensure their well doesn’t run dry, Des Moines Water Works will designate specific days for people to water their weed.

“This allows us to use less water from the river, which is high in nitrates, and it just gives us more flexibility and more capacity to meet demand,” said Ted Corrigan of Des Moines Water Works.

In a press release, Des Moines Water Works asked customers to comply with the lawn watering schedule:

Residential and commercial users are asked to use water wisely, use outdoor water responsibly, and voluntarily adjust irrigation systems to follow a schedule. This recommended schedule applies to all commercial and residential spray irrigation systems.

Watering is not recommended on Mondays or during the hottest part of the day between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Even-addressed areas must be watered on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; Odd-numbered addresses on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Previous Coverage: Des Moines Water Works Implements Plan to Reduce Nitrates in Water

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