Rapid City water conservation measures remain in effect

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City officials are reminding homeowners and residents of the water conservation measures that went into effect June 1.

The water restrictions include not watering lawns between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. every day, with odd-numbered addresses watering on odd-numbered calendar days and even-numbered addresses watering on even-numbered calendar days. No watering is allowed on the 31st day of any month.

“Water conservation measures have been part of our city’s water plan since the 1990s,” said Jeff Crockett, Rapid City Water Superintendent. “It’s important to maintain conservation measures during wet and dry spring and summer seasons and to keep educating residents about the need and impacts of water conservation practices.”

Water conservation measures take place from June 1 to August 31 under normal status conditions. There are four status conditions and they include normal, concern, alert and critical, and they are determined by the water levels and inflows to Pactola Reservoir.

City officials also say manual watering with a handheld hose, a bucket, sprinkling can or other similar container is allowed.

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