As visitors begin pouring in to Bend to experience the eclipse, the City of Bend is preparing for the increase in water usage that is sure to occur by encouraging residents to watch their water usage.
These reduction measures don’t have to be big; most water usage during summer comes from landscape irrigation. By simply reducing the time that your sprinklers are on for the next week you can help keep our water source steady. Other small reduction measures include using less water while washing your dishes, turning off the water while you’re brushing your teeth or maybe finally getting around to fixing that dripping faucet. Though these small measures are especially important during the next week, they can also extend pass the eclipse to help conserve water in the long run.