For official records, the water year runs from October 1st to September 30th.
During the 2018 - 2019 water year, the District measured a rainfall total of 37.88 inches at our Wixson reservoir site on Dickey Road. That is 8.68 inches less than last year and 22.23 inches less than two years ago.
December 2018 was the wettest month with an accumulation of 10.05 inches of rain; the driest months were March and May of 2019, each receiving less than an inch of precipitation.
While the overall rainfall was less this past water year, the summer of 2019 was noticeably wetter, measuring nearly three-times the accumulation over last summer. From May 1st to August 31st our Dickey Road site reported a total of 3.59 inches.
Conservation is still key and taking action indoors this winter can help save a lot of water (and money!). Check your toilets – older toilets may use up to 3.5 gallons per flush. Upgrading to low-flow toilets can save more than half that amount! It is essential to check your toilets for leaks as well. Our office can provide you with toilet leak dye tablets that help identify even small leaks. For more information about conservation, visit www.epa.gov/watersense or stop by our office for brochures.