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State of Water Supply Conservation - Update 7/12/10
Due in large part to a break in the weather and customers who responded to our initial Water Advisory, system demands have been reduced to a point where our ability to meet demands is not immediately compromised.  Based on the extended weather forecast of low amounts of precipitation and high temperatures, the Water Advisory remains in effect but has been downgraded.  

At this time, Concord Public Works encourages all water customers to use water wisely, especially when it comes to outdoor water use.  During prolonged periods of extreme heat and drought, it is not uncommon for water system demands to increase by over 100%.  This is primarily attributed to outdoor water use.  Your willingness to collectively and voluntarily regulate excessive use during such times is imperative - especially if interested in averting more restrictive water use bans.  By practicing the following, you should be able to satisfy your seasonal water needs without compromising other essential water demands, including fire protection:

  • Check you lawn to see if it is thirsty by sticking a screwdriver into the lawn. It if doesn’t go through 5 inches of soil easily, your lawn may need to be watered.
  • Water before 9 AM to minimize water loss via evaporation.
  • Mow high. Keep your lawn 2.5”-3” high to encourage a stronger root system, reduce evaporation and crowd out weeds.
  • Fertilizers increase water consumption.  Apply the minimum amount needed. Better yet, use compost. Not only will it add nutrients but will help maintain moisture. Free screened compost is available to Concord residents at the Composting site on Walden Street.
  • Your lawn only needs 1” of water a week – this also encourages deeper root growth. You can easily measure how much water you use by placing a tuna or cat food can on your lawn when watering.

 
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