City of Gretna asking residents to adopt odd/even watering schedule

(Gretna, NE) -- The City of Gretna is asking residents to modify their lawn watering schedule during this continued heat wave.

The city says with the continuing heat and dry weather patterns, the wells that provide water throughout the Gretna system are struggling to keep up with demand. City leaders say increased demand stresses the entire system, stresses that have caused recent water main breaks. The city says in order to protect the system and continue to provide water to our customers we ask for voluntary watering on alternate days as follows:

  • If your address ends with an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9), water on Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday.
  • If your address ends with an even number (2, 4, 6, 8, 0), water on Tuesday, Thursday and/or Saturday or Sunday.

The city says early morning watering this time of year can impact water pressure. They say although the District has adequate water supplies, they do see very high demands and some pressure loss in their system in the early morning hours when customers irrigate their lawns. City leaders say residents can help reduce peak demands and maintain more optimum pressures in the system by switching up their sprinkler schedule.

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