The District encourages our customers not to waste water and conserve wherever possible. Water rates at Liberty Lake are based on 240 gallons per day per residential connection. Water use in excess of 240 gallons per day is charged at a premium rate. In the winter months, Liberty Lake residents use an average of 240 gallons per day. In the summer months, 98% of residential ac- counts use an average of 1740 gallons per day.
Nationwide, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for nearly one-third of all residential water use, totaling nearly 9 billion gallons per day. As much as 50 percent of water used for irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, wind, or runoff caused by inefficient irrigation methods and systems. It is recommended to water between 6:00
p.m. and 10:00 a.m. to reduce water loss by evaporation and delay watering during rainy periods.
Is your water bill higher than usual? It could be leaky faucets or toilet bowls, the irrigation system, or even a service line problem between the meter and the house. To check for leaks around the house first look at your toilets and sinks. A toilet that does not completely shut off or a faucet that drips can waste up to 3,280 gallons per year. Another way to check for leaks is to turn off all water within your house and check the 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.
For more information on the District’s Water Use Efficiency program and for tips on using water efficiently contact us at 509.922.5443.