Thank you Huxley citizens and businesses, for the response to the emergency water conservation order. We are very glad to report that community conservation efforts have had great impact on the ability to keep up at the water treatment plant and have water available in the event of an emergency. It is important to know that rainfall is not a remedy for this conservation order. The treatment facility can treat only so much water at a time. Due to COVID there are more people at home using water. Also impacting the situation is the population growth of our community. These increases in consumption have made the city aware that there is a need for an expansion of our water treatment facility in order to keep up with the demand. Drinking water is of the utmost importance to our citizens and therefore, the need to decrease water consumption for other purposes must be put on hold.
We have very high temperatures and dry conditions still in the forecast. High water usage at this time could cause a surge at the water treatment plant. We need continued conservation and favorable weather conditions before the city can lift the emergency water conservation order. Please continue to work with us toward that goal!
Please check back for updates and reach out anytime with questions!
On July 13, 2020, the City of Huxley approved an ordinance regarding Water Conservation in the city limits. Huxley City Council declared a water conservation emergency under Chapter 90 of the Huxley Code of Ordinances.
This means that conditions exist where production at our water treatment plant is unable to keep up with the current water demand. Dry weather conditions and high volume usage are contributors to the need for enacting this water conservation emergency.
For now, what can you do as a Huxley resident or business owner to help?
Avoid non-essential water usage until the conservation declaration is lifted! Irrigating lawns, filling swimming pools and washing cars are activities that drive water usage peaks. As Huxley water customers, conservation is key and conservation is up to us.
For further details please read the city’s Water Conservation ordinance.
Questions? Contact Huxley City Hall at 515-597-2561.