Effective July 9, 2019 Kennewick Irrigation District Begins Voluntary Reduction Watering Schedules

KID received the July water supply forecast from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) for Yakima River pro-ratable users such as KID. Water supply has decreased to 67%. If weather patterns do not improve, it is anticipated that conditions will worsen. The USBR July forecast is based on water flows, precipitation, snowpack and reservoir storage as of July 1st, along with estimates of future precipitation and river flows.

As of now, KID is not requiring mandatory curtailments or rationing, but we recommend that our customers voluntarily ration their water usage by watering according to the suggested watering schedule below for up to 30 minutes per zone. Doing this will cultivate a deeper root system and help make your lawn more drought resistant.

Last digit of address & watering times
AM = Midnight to Noon
PM = Noon to Midnight

1 – Tuesday AM / Saturday AM
2 – Monday AM / Friday AM
3 – Monday PM / Thursday PM
4 – Sunday PM / Wednesday PM
5 – Sunday AM / Thursday AM
6 – Tuesday PM / Friday PM
7 – Sunday PM / Wednesday PM
8 – Tuesday PM / Friday PM
9 – Monday PM / Thursday PM
0 – Wednesday AM / Saturday AM

This information pertains to residential customers only.
For customers with over 2 acres, please contact our office.

Use of a single hose or high efficiency devices will continue to be allowed to water trees, shrubs, perennials, and vegetable gardens in addition to these scheduled times. We also recommend using drip lines, micro spray, and soaker hoses to irrigate plants more efficiently. Conditions can change rapidly so we encourage you to conserve water now so we will have water later.

We will continue to keep you updated throughout the water season on your water supply and want to thank you in advance for your assistance during this time.
For more water wise tips visit our website at www.kid.org.