Kennewick Irrigation District is asking organized groups of customers to contact KID if they are looking for water efficiency and conservation tips in light of a possible drought.
The federal Bureau of Reclamation announced Monday that some Yakima Basin irrigation districts, including KID, may receive about 73 percent of their normal water, thanks to this winter’s abysmal snowpack. Yakima River water users rely on melting snow to fill the river during the summer so that water demands can be met for Mid-Columbia towns, crops, fish and lawns.
KID officials are in the process of working with groups such as home owner associations and landscape companies to arrange meetings about the expected water supply and different efficiency and conservation methods customers can put into use. Officials hope to include other organized groups of KID customers in those meetings.
If interested, call KID’s office at 509-586-9111 and dial extension 105 for Dana Hernandez, KID’s customer service manager, or extension 128 for Jennifer Defoe, KID’s public relations coordinator. For more information, go to http://kid.org/.