Well, it’s having an impact on water storage levels in southern Johnson County.
WaterOne put out a notice yesterday asking customers in its “South Booster” area (shown above) to follow a set of watering guidelines to ease demand on the system during peak usage periods, which have been occurring between 5 and 7 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
“Although WaterOne is producing enough water to supply this area under normal conditions, the extreme demand from 5-7 am on these days is drawing down storage levels and maxing out distribution capacity faster than our reservoirs in the “South Booster” area can recover,” read a statement put out by the utility.
WaterOne is asking residents in the South Booster area to water their lawns according to the following guidelines:
- Even numbered houses are asked to water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Odd numbered houses are asked to water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and on weekends.
The utility stressed that this is not yet a restriction for these homes — just a set of guidelines they hope people will voluntarily follow — and that only the South Booster area (which does not include any part of northeast Johnson County) is affected.