October is Shower Better Month!
Stop by the City's Engineering office to swap out your old, inefficient showerhead for a new high-efficiency showerhead for FREE!
Where: City Engineering office at 20 E Olive St.
Be sure to bring your old showerhead with you to make the swap. Showerheads must be connected to City of Bozeman water to qualify.
October is here!
It is time to turn off your irrigation system and be sure to schedule a system blow out before winter. Blow outs eliminate cracks, leaks, and other damage to your irrigation system from freezing temperatures.
Perched at the headwaters of the Missouri River Basin, Bozeman enjoys extremely high-quality water, almost straight from the source.
|Although our water is high quality, quantity is limited. With only 16 inches of average precipitation annually, Bozeman's considered semi-arid and drought-prone.|
|Bozeman relies on snowpack for its water supply. 80% of our city's water comes from snowmelt in the Gallatin Range which feeds Sourdough Creek and Hyalite Reservior. The other 20% comes from a developed spring at the headwaters of Lyman Creek.|
|But, with shifting climate patterns, our water supplies are likely to become less reliable. In the future, more moisture is expected to arrive as rain instead of snow. On top of that, warmer temperatures will lead to earlier peak flows and drier summers.|
|Plus, Bozeman is booming; growing at a rate far above the national average. More people will need more water, and eventually these supplies won't be enough.|
|In fact, Bozeman could be facing a water shortage in the next 20 years. The City has identified water conservation as the single largest source of water for Bozeman's future.|
|Water conservation creates additional supplies by reducing water used in and around homes and businesses.|
|It's the cheapest, most expedient and environmentally friendly way to thrive through drought, and to ensure a reliable water supply for the future.|