LEE’S SUMMIT, AUGUST 15, 2012 – Today Mayor Randy Rhoads signed a proclamation rescinding the outdoor watering restrictions implemented 40 days ago, on July 6. The watering restrictions were necessary due to the high demands for water caused by the hot and very dry weather conditions experienced throughout the Midwest region of the country.
The outdoor watering restrictions were lifted due to a recent decline in water demands, the stabilization of stored water volumes and a reduction in the temperatures forecasted for the next two to three weeks.
While customers can now use sprinkler and irrigation systems at any time during the week, the City still encourages water conservation practices and offers these tips for more efficient lawn irrigation:
- Adjust sprinklers so your lawn is watered instead of the house, sidewalk or street.
- Split your watering time into shorter periods to allow for better absorption and to prevent water runoff.
- Install a rain sensor on your irrigation controller so the system does not operate during rainfall.
- Do not water your lawn on windy days when most of the water blows away or evaporates.
- Use sprinklers that deliver big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller water drops and mist often evaporate before hitting the ground.
More water conservation tips are available at www.pinterest.com/cityofls.
Customers will be notified if future restrictions are needed through local media outlets and the City’s various communication methods including the City’s website at www.cityofls.net.
For more information, call (816) 969-1900.