Drought Contingency

Check here to find out all the latest information on Drought Contingency in the Benton City Water Supply Corporation community. To view our Drought Contingency Plan or print a copy, please see below. 



  • Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems limited to 6-10 am and 8-10 pm weekdays with no watering on weekends. Irrigation permitted if by hand-held hose, faucet filled bucket 5 gals or less or drip irrigation at any time.
  • Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited except between 8:00 pm-10:00 a.m. with a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle.
  • Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any swimming pools, wading pools, or jacuzzi/hot tub is prohibited except between 6–10 a.m. and 8–10 p.m. 
  • Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.
  • Use of water from hydrants or flush valves shall be limited to maintaining public health, safety, and welfare.
  • The following uses of water are nonessential and are prohibited:

-wash down sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;

-wash down buildings or structures for other than immediate fire protection;

-use of water for dust control;

-flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate;

-failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period; and

-any waste of water.



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