Water demand increases sharply in the summer months, largely due to irrigation.
Average daily demand during July and August is 10.71 million gallons per day (MGD), more than double the average winter month demand of 5.04 MGD.
The majority of sprinkler systems in Manhattan are scheduled to water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This significantly increases water demand on those days and can place stress on the city's water system.
To spread the water demand throughout the week, please consider taking our irrigation initiative:
This will take a little pressure off our water system on hot, dry days when we experience peak demand. Note: There is not a water shortage.
- For even house numbers, water on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- For odd house numbers, water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
For more information, contact our Public Works department at (785) 587-4544
or download Take the Irrigation Initiative