KID drought watering schedule: According to the KID website, “This schedule was designed ...... (to) facilitate equitable distribution to all customers.”
If one really examines the schedule, there are three distinct residential watering schedules. 1) 20% of Kennewick residents water every 3 1/2 days. 2) 40% of residents water on a 3 day/4 day split. 3) 40% of the residents water on a 2 1/2 day / 4 1/2 day schedule. For this latter 40% (addresses ending in 4, 6, 7, and 8), their lawns will be without water for 4 1/2 continuous days each week. And KID calls three different watering schedules an “equitable distribution?”
What is really sad is that the inequity of the KID watering schedule is simply an arbitrary decision. KID could meet its conservation objects with all customers on a 3 1/2 day watering schedule. The daily loading of the KID irrigation system would be similar to the daily loading from their “inequitable” drought water schedule.
I have tried to communicate with KID management on this issue, but KID hasn’t responded with an explanation. Pay your irrigation assessment, but don’t rock the boat.