​City of Moscow Water Conservation Ordinance & Resolution

Please be aware of the City of Moscow's Water Conservation Ordinance & Waste Water Resolution

Highlights from the Water Conservation Ordinance No. 2007-13:

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  • Watering with sprinkler systems is allowed from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. daily during the declared Outdoor Irrigation Season. The Outdoor Irrigation Season will be declared by the City Public Works Director annually.
  • Outdoor irrigation shall be prohibited at all times not within the declared Outdoor Irrigation Season.
  • Outdoor irrigation of impervious surfaces is prohibited.
  • Most hand watering is not restricted with an automatic shut-off nozzle.
  • Normal business uses are not restricted except for lawn watering.
  • Event car washes are not restricted, but participants must use automatic shut-off nozzles.
  • Violation of the Water Conservation Ordinance is a misdemeanor.
  • A variance from the daytime watering restrictions is available for newly seeded or reseeded lawns. For more information on how to obtain a variance please contact Tom Scallorn at 208.883.7106.

Highlights from the Water Waste Resolution No. 2004-12

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  • The City encourages water users to keep plumbing and water systems in good repair.
  • An escalating surcharge may be added to the water bill for significant water wasting.
  • Reckless waste of water may result in temporary interruption of water service.
  • In some cases, water service may be terminated if significant water waste continues.