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Posted on: May 13, 2019

PRESS RELEASE - 2019 Irrigation Season Announced



May 13, 2019 (Moscow, Idaho) —  Pursuant to City Code Title 5, Chapter 17-5, regarding establishing the summer’s outdoor irrigation season, Tyler Palmer, Acting Public Works Director has consulted with appropriate staff, researched temperature and precipitation information and determined that the 2019 Irrigation Season for the City of Moscow shall start May 16, 2019.  During the declared Irrigation Season, the City encourages residents to refrain from outdoor irrigation until precipitation and soil moisture decreases to a point that landscaping needs supplemental water.

 Title 5, Section 17-5 of the Code states “Outdoor Irrigation shall be allowed only between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. local time, during the Outdoor Irrigation Season unless modified by variance pursuant to this Chapter. Outdoor Irrigation shall be prohibited at all times not within the declared Outdoor Irrigation Season, unless permitted by Variance issued by the Public Works Director in cases of newly established lawns or landscaping.”  

Additional irrigation information and the Water Conservation Ordinance Variance Application are located on the City of Moscow website:   

Questions regarding the Irrigation Season or variance should be directed to Nicole Baker, Water Conservation Program Coordinator at 208-883-7114 or Sandra Collins, Engineering Administrative Assistant at 


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