Press Release: Water Watch (Voluntary Use Restrictions)
Posted on Friday July 18, 2014
PRESS RELEASE: Water Watch (Voluntary Use Restrictions)

Press Release


To:         Public Media and City Staff

From:  Greg McCaffery, Municipal Services Director

Date:   7/18/2014

Re:        Water Watch (Voluntary Use Restrictions) Effective Immediately Set In Place Within the City of Junction City

Effective immediately the City of Junction City is issuing a Water Watch (Voluntary Use Restrictions) for the City’s Public Water System users.


The City has seen a continuous increase in the overall water uses throughout the community over the last 7 consecutive days. This use has exceeded the limits per the City’s Municipal Water Conservation Plan (MWCP).

This is the first of three stages of the City’s MWCP. It is a voluntary measure in which the public is asked to voluntarily restrict their water uses, in order that the City’s overall water system is able to meet the necessary demands for fire flow and overall domestic uses.  

The intent of this stage is to heighten awareness of the public on water condition uses, to maintain the integrity of the water supply system, and to ask for voluntary reductions in water use to delay or avoid implementing  further mandatory restrictions. 

Such Voluntary Use Restrictions include: Washing full loads of wash, don’t let faucets run unnecessarily, monitoring one’s own plumbing for leaks and curtailing outdoor watering of lawn areas.

Questions or for additional information on the City’s water system uses and Municipal Water Conservation Plan and/ or obtaining materials on water conservation measures may be directed to the City’s Engineering Department at (785) 238-3103.

Municipal Water Conservation Plan
Drought/Emergency Response Summary