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PUD Declares Stage 3 Water Alert for the Gales Addition, Mt. Angeles, and Monroe Water Systems
October 19, 2022

PUD #1 of Clallam County (PUD) is asking water utility customers in the Gales Addition, Mt. Angeles and Monroe Water Systems to begin mandatory outdoor water restrictions. This is a Stage 3 Response from the District’s Drought Response Plan.

These affected PUD water systems rely on purchased water supplied from the City of Port Angeles. The City has declared a Stage III Water Shortage, which prohibits or limits non-essential water use. The PUD is coordinating its drought response with the City of Port Angeles, as both utilities rely on the Elwha River as their water source.

The objective of the Stage 3 plan is to encourage customers to conserve water wherever possible and reduce water consumption. Customers should limit non-essential water use by adhering to the following guidelines:

Reduce outdoor water use: washing sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, patios, and other exterior paved areas, except as may be necessary for public health and safety is prohibited.
Fix all leaky faucets and toilets within 48 hours of discovering aleak or after receiving notification from the District of a customer side leak.
Avoid non-commercial washing of privately owned motor vehicles, trailers, and boats, except from a hose outfitted with a shutoff nozzle or a bucket.
Eliminate lawn sprinkling and irrigation which allows water to run off the irrigated area.
Irrigation is only permitted between 6:00 P.M. and 9:00 A.M. Property addresses ending in odd numbers are permitted to irrigate on odd number days, properties ending in even numbers are permitted to irrigate on even numbered days.

For a more comprehensive list of actions to save water or to access more information on water conservation go to

The Status of Other PUD Water Systems:

A Stage 4 Drought Response has been issued for the Island View Water System. A Stage 3 Drought Response has been issued for the Clallam Bay/Sekiu Water System. A Stage 2 Drought Response has been issued for the Upper Fairview Water System.