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Toledo – Voluntary Water Conservation

Toledo – Voluntary Water Conservation

Due to the lower than normal levels of the Siletz River, Toledo City Hall asking water customers to participate in a Stage 1, voluntary curtailment of water. Your participation in this event is crucial to helping the City avoid further mandatory water curtailments. The City has stopped all outdoor irrigation of its parks and green spaces and shut down the equipment wash racks.

The City asks water customers to take all of the following voluntary actions to curtail water use:              

  • Cease washing vehicles, except at a commercial washing facility
  • Cease washing outdoor surface 
  • Cease filling swimming pools (except pools with recycling water systems and evaporative
  • covers, pools used for fire control, and pools required by a medical doctor’s prescription)      
  • Cease using water to maintain water features, except those supporting fish life                              
  • Reduce indoor water use by fixing any indoor leaks
  • Reduce non-essential water use in commercial/industrial establishments                                       
  • Restrict watering lawns, ornamental/landscaping plants, and vegetable gardens to 3 days per week and only before 9 am or after 9 pm
  • Do not allow water to run to waste in any gutter or drain                                                                                                                                    

The City is asking G.P. and the Port of Toledo to cease all outdoor irrigation and any unnecessary use of treated water. If we are successful in our efforts, we can avoid Stage II water curtailment. 

Please click on the image or the press release at the bottom of the page to view the full public service announcement and Executive Order 21-25 by Governor Kate Brown declaring a state of drought emergency that included Lincoln County. 

 Thank you for your efforts.


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