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Potential Drought Conditions has Xenia Rural Water District Recommending Customers Use Water Wisely

Because of possible continued drought conditions and above-average demand in May, Xenia Rural Water District is proactively asking customers to begin practicing wise water usage. This includes:

  • Relying on rain when possible to water lawns and outdoor vegetation
  • Turning off water while you brush your teeth, shave or wash dishes; ensuring the dishwasher is full before running; setting your washing machine to the appropriate load size; and replacing your shower head with a low-flow fixture
  • Ensuring outdoor garden hoses and spigots do not have leaks, and water is not left running when not in immediate use
  • If you decide to irrigate your lawn, ensure your irrigation system is operating efficiently
  • Not irrigating your lawn on Mondays
  • Not irrigating during the hottest part of the day between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Even numbered addresses (Ex: 120 Main Street) should water on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Odd numbered addresses (Ex: 123 Main Street) should water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Cities and counties across the United States are experiencing severe drought and asking customers to practice wise water use.