City of Yukon Detects Significant Water Usage Increase for August
City Officials are encouraging residents to conserve water, after noticing a significant increase in water usage in the August billing period.
“The first part of Summer was unusually cool and wet, so the high heat brought high consumption in August,” said City Manager Jim Crosby. “We are hoping that the weather continues to cool down and consumption lowers over the next few billing cycles.”
August water consumption has been the highest of the year, at over 96 million gallons. July consumption was over 63 million and June was over 56 million.
You don’t need to let your lawn go brown to conserve water. Observing the mandatory odd-even water conservation can actually be good for your lawn. Over-watering can lead to drowning plants, shallow roots, and disease. According to the EPA, as much as 50 percent of the water we use outdoors is wasted from inefficient watering methods and systems. If your grass springs back after stepping on it, it doesn’t need water. Longer (but still maintained) grass can promote a more drought-resistant lawn, reduced evaporation, and fewer weeds.
To learn more about odd-even water conservation, click here.