When can I water my yard?

The official start of Moscow's outdoor irrigation season is announced annually. To learn the date, call 208-882-3122.

Please refrain from irrigating until drier soils and low precipitation necessitate the application of additional water. When you do apply water to the landscaping at your residence or business, please observe the applicable City Ordinance to help conserve water. Thank you in advance!

During the irrigation season, sprinkler irrigation is only allowed between 6 p.m. to 10 a.m.  Applying water with a hand-held automatic shut-off nozzle is allowed anytime. The use of a soaker hose or drip irrigation is not permitted outside the irrigation season.  If you have new landscaping that needs to be watered outside of allowed watering times, you may apply for a variance by visiting the Environmental Services Department at 201 North Main Street or calling 208-883-7230.

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1. My water bill is high compared to last month and we have not done anything different. Where did the water go?
2. What do I do if I have a water emergency after hours?
3. My water appears dirty or has a yellow color to it. What should I do?
4. How do I know my water is safe?
5. My water pressure seems low or I have low flow. What could be the problem?
6. When can I water my yard?
7. How can I purchase bulk water?
8. Where is my meter located?
9. Where is my water shut-off?
10. Where does my water come from?
11. Do Irrigation Systems in Moscow Require Backflow Protection and Annual Testing?
12. Is there lead or copper in my water?
13. Is there Fluoride in my water?
14. Why does the City flush water mains? Isn't that a waste of water?
15. How do I view the City's Annual Water Quality Report?