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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:  http://www.ci.moscow.id.us/651/Irrigation. 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 208-883-7034.


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Story Contact: Tyler Palmer, Acting Public Works Director
Phone: 208-883-7096
Email: tpalmer@ci.moscow.id.us


City of Moscow

206 E Third Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Contact: Gary J. Riedner, City Supervisor
Phone - 208.883.7006
Email - griedner@ci.moscow.id.us
Website - www.ci.moscow.id.us

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