By John McCallum

The efficient use of water

Cheney water use plan puts the conservation onus on reducing irrigation


Last updated 7/13/2017 at 8:58am

Once the dust from other issues has settled, Cheney officials will revisit a water conservation plan for the city.

Municipalities are required to produce and implement water conservation measures under the Water Use Efficiency (WUE) rule, which was part of the Municipal Water Law passed in 2003. Under the WUE, Cheney must establish a water use plan and savings goals for customers, evaluate and implement specific measures to achieve these goals and report annual progress.

The city held a public hearing May 2 on proposed measures and goals, and submitted a draft plan to the state Department o...

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