The Eagle River Valley is experiencing severe drought conditions. A low winter snowpack coupled with hot, dry summer weather has left local waterways at very low levels.
Water use is directly linked to stream levels because local streams serve as the supply for Eagle River Water and Sanitation District to provide clean, safe drinking water. Outdoor areas use much more water than indoors - which lowers stream levels even more. All home owners are asked to reduce outdoor water use by at least 25 percent to help local waterways. Keeping water in local streams can minimize environmental damage from drought.
Please immediately reduce your irrigation to help the community preserve streamflows and aquatic life during this especially dry period. Remember to keep outdoor water off every Monday and adhere to the outdoor water use schedule as you adjust irrigation settings to achieve reductions.