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Due to the ongoing drought, the Twin Falls Canal Company will cut back all water shares from 3/4 to 5/8 on Monday, July 6. This will result in nearly a 20 percent reduction in the water supply to the City of Twin Falls Pressurized Irrigation System.
City Pressurized Irrigation users who water during peak usage times will be the most affected, so the City recommends users adjust watering schedules to lower demand times. Users can see when their pressurized irrigation station is experiencing low or high demand at TFID.ORG > How Do I? > Monitor Pressurized Irrigation. Users can select their subdivision and schedule watering times when pumps are underutilized — or in the green.
Residents are asked to reduce watering times and be courteous to neighbors on the system by only watering on your scheduled days and not watering longer than needed.
The city’s pressurized irrigation system reduces demand on the aquifer’s limited water supply by utilizing canal water for non-potable purposes — on average it has reduced Twin Falls’ demand on the aquifer by nearly 5 million gallons per day.
Pressurized irrigation water is not safe to drink, as it comes from an open canal system and it is not treated. For more information about pressurized irrigation, please visit the city’s website here or call 208-736-2275.