Water Conservation FAQs

Do you know the source of your drinking water?

The source of your drinking water is the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer stretching from Pend Oreille Lake to the Little Spokane River north of the City of Spokane. This aquifer is one of the largest in the world, and serves as drinking water for over 500,000 people in North Idaho and the Spokane area. This resource is not unlimited and must be protected from contamination and overuse.

Why is water conservation important to the Liberty Lake area?

The District has a limited amount of water rights and has applied several years ago for additional water rights, but the Department of Ecology is presently not issuing new water rights from the aquifer. Until new water rights are obtained, water conservation will be emphasized, especially during the irrigation season.

What is the best time to irrigate my lawn/landscape?

The best time to irrigate your lawn/landscape is before 9am and after 7pm

How do I know if I have a leak at my house?

To check for leaks, turn off all water and check the water meter. If the small wheel is turning on the meter, there could be a leak either in the house or in the service line to the house.

What can I do to help conserve water?

The Washington State Department of Health offers 8 ways to being Waterwise: