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Agenda Item 8. e. Resolution No.

556-2015 Water Conservation Program


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CITY OF YELM
RESOLUTION NUMBER 556
RESTRICTING THE USE OF W ATER FOR IRRIGATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 13.04.097 YELM
MUNICIPAL CODE AND ESTABLISHING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION
OF W ATER C ONSERVATION MEASURES IN 2015

W HEREAS, Section 13.04.097 YMC states that the City reserves the right for any
cause to make any order regulating forbidding or restricting the use of water for
irrigation or sprinkling or any other non-essential outside usage; and
W HEREAS, irrigation water through irrigation meters within the City of Yelm used
68.7 acre feet of water in 2009, enough water to provide potable water for 285 homes;
and
W HEREAS, irrigation water through irrigation meters accounted for 8.5% of all
water used in Yelm in 2009; and
W HEREAS, irrigation water usage significantly adds to the peak demand needs of
the City of Yelm water system, requiring costly infrastructure improvements including
source capacity, storage, and distribution lines; and
W HEREAS, the City conducted a water audit that shows almost twice as much
water is used to irrigate commercial landscaping and recreational open space as is
required to keep these areas healthy and productive; and
W HEREAS, the City utilized the Washington Irrigation Guide, published by the
National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and data from the Environmental
Protection Agency to determine that typical landscaping plants comprised of trees and
shrubs require 11.53 inches of irrigation water per season in the Yelm area to remain
healthy and productive; and
W HEREAS, the City desires to promote water conservation by watering street
trees (trees in the public right of way) only as needed during the irrigation season with
reclaimed water and allowing grass in planter strips within the public right of way to go
dormant; and
W HEREAS, many private storm ponds within residential and commercial
developments have irrigation systems that were installed to establish storm pond
plantings but are not required for long term maintenance of the ponds; and
W HEREAS, residential irrigation is not metered separately through irrigation
meters but is a significant portion of total water usage in Yelm; and

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W HEREAS, residential homeowners associations often have covenants and


restrictions that require lots to be maintained in a manner which requires significant
irrigation of lawns; and
W HEREAS, these covenants are not required by any City development regulation
and conflict with water conservation policies; and
W HEREAS, the City Council adopted Resolution 510 which established a water
conservation program based on these tenets in 2010 which resulted in a significant
reduction in irrigation water usage; and
Whereas, the City Council adopted Resolutions 522, 531, 539, and 550 which
continued the water conservation program from 2011 through 2014; and
W HEREAS, the City Council desires to promote water conservation in order to use
its water supply in the most efficient manner possible, limiting discretionary use;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Yelm
that the following water conservation measures be undertaken immediately.
1.

The Community Development Director shall establish a water budget for every
irrigation meter customer that limits the annual amount of irrigation water allowed
for each irrigation meter. The water budget shall be based on:

The area of landscaping on the site, excluding storm ponds and planter
strips within the public street right of way.

An annual irrigation rate of 11.53 inches of water.

2.

The total amount of water allocated for irrigation meter customers shall be no
greater than 1,500,000 cubic feet (34.44 AF).

3.

Written notice of the annual water budget shall be provided to each irrigation
meter customer.

4.

Irrigation meters will be read weekly during the irrigation season and notice of
weekly usage above that predicted by the Washington Irrigation Guide will be
provided to irrigation utility customers.

5.

When the water budget for the year has been used, the irrigation meter will be
locked.

6.

The City will irrigate with reclaimed water all planter strips in the public right of
way, as needed.

7.

Residential water conservation is encouraged by the City of Yelm and private


covenants requiring residential irrigation of property are suspended.

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APPROVED this 24nd day of March, 2015.

Ron Harding, Mayor


ATTEST:

Janine Schnepf, City Clerk

CITY OF YELM
MEETING INFORMATION
All regular Yelm City Council meetings are audio recorded. A $5.00 per CD (prepaid) fee is required. For
information about obtaining a copy of the proceedings, please call 360.458.8402.
Public comments are welcome. However, in order to proceed with scheduled agenda items the allowable
time per speaker is limited to 3 minutes and the number of speakers limited to five. Comments during the
public comment portion of the meeting should not be associated with measures or topics appearing
elsewhere on the agenda and should not address topics for which public hearings have been conducted or
are anticipated.
It is the City of Yelms policy to provide reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you are a
person with a disability and in need of reasonable accommodations to conduct business or participate in
government processes or activities, please contact Janine Schnepf, at 360.458.8402 at least four (4)
working days prior to the scheduled event. The City of Yelm is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The Preliminary Agenda and Approved Council Minutes are available at
www.ci.yelm.wa.us

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2015
DRAFT Irrigation Budget
Account

CustomerName

ServiceAddress

20016700

503FIRSTSTREETLLC

503FIRSTSTS

8,647

20017400

AMPM

16507YELMAVEE

5,477

20008604

AMERICA'SCREDITUNION

415YELMAVEE

16,915

20005900

AUTOZONE

1210YELMAVEE

6,590

20012101

AUTUMNHILLHOA

1625PALOUSEAVESE

20006600

BROWNSCARCARE

16510106THAVESE

1,441

20006500

BROWNSCARCARE

16510106THAVESE

9,032

20005201

BURGERKING

902YELMAVEE

7,686

20012200

BURNETTCENTERSTORAGE

9138BURNETTRDSE

20002301

CHERRYMEADOWSHOA

57/58TRACTHNETTO

20002202

CHERRYMEADOWSHOA

STROMTRACKJ

20001901

CHERRYMEADOWSHOA

BYKILLIONRDNW74

20001802

CHERRYMEADOWSHOA

BYTRACTE33/34

20002602

CHERRYMEADOWSHOA

ENTRYISLANDATKILLION

20001501

CHERRYMEADOWSHOA

CULLENSRD

20002401

CHERRYMEADOWSHOA

ACCROSSTRACTG122

20001401

CHERRYMEADOWSHOA

MEDPARKTRACTACHERRY

20002701

COUNTRYVISTAHOA

14928MTNVIEWCTSE

20003500

CRYSTALCREEKHOA

IRRIGATI91STWAYSE

20000200

D&WDEVELOPMENT

607VANTRUMPSTNW

20011900

DELLSFARMSTORE

10616BALDHILLSRDSE

8,647

20015800

EASTHAVENVILLA

311CULLENSRDNW

34,397

20016600

EMANUELLUTHERANCHURCH

206THIRDSTSE

17,294

20008300

FAIRPOINT

203MCKENZIEAVESE

6,437

20008501

FAIRPOINT

206WASHINGTONAVESE

8,467

20015500

FAIRWAYMOTORS

1500YELMAVEW

20013800

FAIRWAYOAKSLLC

10175TERRAVALLEYSTSE

20009401

FIRSTCITIZENSBANK

608YELMAVEE

20015901

FIRSTPLACEPROPERTIESLLC

903CRYSTALSPRRDNW

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WaterBudget(cf)

12,531

26,134

48,177
6,278

11,049
9,127
19,889
8,790

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Account

CustomerName

ServiceAddress

WaterBudget(cf)

20016100

FORBESTPARTNERLLC

1202YELMAVEE

8,551

20000700

GOLDENDRAGONIII

IRRIGATIYELMAVEW

20014300

GOLFCOURSEVIEWHOA

15203100THAVESE

20004505

GRANDSTARINC

706YELMAVEE

17,967

20013201

HAWKSLANDINGHOA

10510CARTERSTSE

26,785

20007200

HAWTHORNPRAIRIEHOA

16315GREENBRIERSTSE

20000102

HBOENTERPRISESINC

505YELMAVEW

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HUNTINGTONGREENHOA

92NDWAYSE

20003300

HUNTINGTONGREENHOA

1563192NDWAYSE

20011601

J&IPOWEREQUIPMENT

10615BALDHILLSRDSE

20016200

JACKINTHEBOX

1001YELMAVEE

11,914

20015400

LESSCHWABTIRECENTER

811YELMAVEE(I)

29,611

20008800

LMR

509YELMAVEE

10,995

20009900

MILLPARKHOA

10440MILLRDSE

20010300

MILLPLACEHOA

104THWAYSE6/7

20016000

MOUNTAINSUNRISEHOA

BYIRRIGATION38

20003800

MOUNTAINSUNRISEHOA

BYIRRIGATION1

20003900

MOUNTAINSUNRISEHOA

BYIRRIGATION35

20013400

MOUNTIANSUNRISEHOA

BYIRRIGATION89

20012402

MTRAINIERPROPERTIES

9144BURNETTRDSE

20003600

MTSHADOWHOA

16464CANALCTSE

20003700

MTSHADOWINVESTMENTS

CANALRDSE

20012800

NISQUALLYESTATESHOA

IRRIGATITRACKD

20013001

NISQUALLYESTATESHOA

REDFERNCTSE

20012700

NISQUALLYESTATESHOA

IRRIGATI105THAVESE

20017500

NISQUALLYESTATESHOA

BRIGHTONSTSE

20014502

NOCURRENTOWNER

14956101STWAYSE

20004101

NOCURRENTOWNER

15608VIEWDRSE

20012301

NOCURRENTOWNER

ESTIRRIGATIONBURNETT

10,044

20002902

NORTHWESTFAMILYHOMES

9301CULLENSRDSE

14,251

20012602

NORTHWESTFAMILYHOMES

1485091STAVESE

22,736

20007100

OAKRIDGEHOA

9000CASCADIANAVESE

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11,337
0

0
13,932

5,569

26,906

6,278

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Account

CustomerName

ServiceAddress

20009100

OURREDEEMERLUTHERANCHURCH

805YELMAVEE

20006901

PACIFICSLOPEMANAGEMENT

16337CASCADIANAVESE

20010400

PENNINGTONHOA

BRIDGE/1IRRBARRY

20011100

PRAIRIECREEKHOA

SEPRAIRIECREEKLPSE

12,490

20004700

PRAIRIEMOTEL

700PRAIRIEPARKLNNE

10,337

20004900

PRAIRIEPARKCINEMAS

201PRAIRIEPARKSTNE

33,436

20004800

PRAIRIEPARKHOLDINGS

IRRPRAIRIEPARKSTNE

4,804

20005000

PRAIRIEPARKHOLDINGS

701PRAIRIEPARKLNNE

16,041

20005501

PRAIRIEPLAZACONDO

10501CREEKSTSE

5,284

20016300

PRAIRIEPLAZAPARTNERSHIP

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8,537

20015600

PRAIRIERUNASSOCIATES

205MTNVIEWRDNWI

31,706

20001200

PRAIRIEWINDHOA

1542794THAVESE

29,297

20006403

RAINIERCHEVERON

16518HWY507SE

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20009000

RANDYPAIGEN

715YELMAVEE

10,088

20006101

RANTSGROUP

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57,658

20001100

REMAX

210YELMAVEW

20006700

RICKCHRISTENSEN

10602106THAVESE

20009200

RITEAID

909YELMAVEE

12,586

20000401

RONDASCOFFEEHOUSE

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20000600

ROSEMONTRETIREMENT

215KILLIONRDNW

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20011800

S&SJOINTVENTURES

1405YELMAVEE

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20005800

SAFEWAY

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72,290

20011400

SALMONRUNASSOCIATES

10720VANCILRDSE

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SAPPHIREPROPERTIESLLC

L24FORESTERHIGHTSBY

20014200

SCAGROUP

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20014600

SCOTTRITTER

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20016500

SETHURSTONFIREAUTHORITY

709MILLRDSE

20015301

SEAMARCOMMUNITYHEALTH

202CULLENSRDNW

42,275

20015700

SUEGORE

BERRYVALLEYDRSE

23,438

20014000

TAHOMATERRAHOA

1485499THAVESE

1,410

20017600

TAHOMATERRAHOA

TAHOMABVD/TERRAVIE

20015201

TAHOMATERRAHOA

TRACTM98TH&DOTSO

960

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WaterBudget(cf)
4,450

5,965
0

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Account

CustomerName

ServiceAddress

20013900

TAHOMATERRAHOA

9934TERRAGLENNSTSE

20015100

TAHOMATERRAHOA

OPENSPACJENSEN

17,174

20017700

TAHOMATERRAHOA

TRACTCJENSENDRSE

20,089

20011300

TIMBERESTATESHOA

16332VANCILCTSE

6,278

20017801

TUSTINAPARTMENTHOMES

10520CREEKSTSE

48,040

20005701

USPOSTOFFICE

10503CREEKSTSE

36,318

20011201

VALEETACISNEROS

BIRKLANDSTSE

12,790

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VETBIZ

1120YELMAVEW

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VISTAGREENHOA

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WALMARTSTORESINC

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WASHTRUSTBANK

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WASHTRUSTBANK

16417GREENBRIARSTSE

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YELMCOMMUNITYSCHOOLS

203FIRSTSTN

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YELMCOMMUNITYSCHOOLS

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YELMCOMMUNITYSCHOOLS

16525100THWAYSE

46,407

20003100

YELMCOMMUNITYSERVICES

624CRYSTALSPRRDNW

38,816

20008900

YELMLDSCHURCH

10423CLARKRDSE

26,220

20007700

YELMPRAIRIEDENTAL

202FIRSTSTS

17,487

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YELMPROPERTYDEVELOPMENT

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YELMPROPERTYDEVELOPMENT

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YELMPROPERTYDEVELOPMENT

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YELMTERRAHOA

15749104THAVESE

5,861

20010201

YELMTERRAHOA

YELMTERRAWAYSE

120,100

TotalBudget(cf)
TotalBudget(AF)

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WaterBudget(cf)
6,500

9,992
0
60,268

1,455,927
33.42