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   Water Information
Water Wasting water is like flushing money down the drain. Monitor the current drought conditions and make the most of our valuable water resources.

The following documents provide useful tips and interesting facts about water usage.

Even or Odd Watering
  • "Even or Odd" guidelines
    By watering your lawns on designated days, you can help Springfield save water and you will save money. Itís simple to do. And itís good for our community.

Parks & Lakes
  • About our Parks & Lakes
    If you are looking for a relaxing place to take your family for a picnic, or maybe even a little fishing, visit a City Utilities' park or lake.

Water Tips & Tools
Current Lake Levels
 Total Storage %
 Average Storage %
 McDaniel Lake feet
 Fellows Lake feet
Water Usage Volume
 Customer Usage MGD
 Record Peak (8/13/2007) 59.41 MGD
 River Usage MGD
Current Water Sources
Updated:


Water Quality & Safety
  • Backflow Prevention
    You can help keep our water supply safe for everyone by correctly connecting your irrigation system to the water distribution network.

  • Consumer Confidence Report
    City Utilities' annual report on the quality of the drinking water we provide to Springfield.

Emergency Water Conservation Plan
In times of drought conditions, City Utilities has determined a course of action to try to conserve water. The Emergency Water Conservation Plan has three stages:
  • Stage One - stored water volume is equal to or less than 60% of capacity.
  • Stage Two - stored water volume is equal to or less than 55% of capacity.
  • Stage Three - stored water volume is equal to or less than 50% of capacity.
 Stage  Volume  Key Points
Stage
One
60%
  • Irrigation limited to specific days/times
  • Car washing allowed weekly from bucket/hose (noncommercial)
  • Filling/refilling pools limited to specific days/times
  • Water served at restaurants by request only
  • Hydrant use limited to fire fighting or consumption
  • The Emergency Water Conservation Service Rates will go into effect
Stage
Two
55%
  • Irrigation allowed only with handheld hose or bucket - no sprinklers
  • No noncommercial car washing
  • Filling/refilling pools is prohibited
  • Water served at restaurants by request only
  • Customer usage at 75% of previous year usage
  • Hydrant use limited to fire fighting or consumption
  • Conservation rates are in effect
Stage
Three
50%
  • No irrigation is allowed
  • No car washing, commercial or otherwise
  • Filling/refilling pools is prohibited
  • Water served at restaurants by request only
  • Customer usage at 75% of previous year usage
  • Hydrant use limited to fire fighting or consumption
  • Conservation rates are in effect



Current
Water Level
  Top of lake level gauge  
  Lake level stages Lake level percentage  
  Bottom of lake level gauge