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Stage 2 Water Alert for Clallam Bay/Sekiu Water System
July 2, 2021

PUD #1 of Clallam County (PUD) is requesting that water utility customers in the Clallam Bay/Sekiu System begin voluntary water conservation measures. This is a Stage 2 Response from the District’s Drought Response Plan.

Water for the Clallam Bay/Sekiu Water System is supplied from a well field near the Hoko River. Groundwater sources do have a greater resiliency to drought compared to surface water sources; however, streamflow is used an indicator of upcoming groundwater shortages in this region. Based on streamflow data collected by the USGS, the PUD predicts that Hoko River streamflow may drop to 14.3 cfs within 3 weeks. According to the District’s Drought Response Plan, this forecast meets the criteria for a Stage 2 Response.

The Clallam Bay/Sekiu Water System is located in western Clallam County and serves the communities of Clallam Bay and Sekiu as well as the Middle Point area and the Clallam Bay Corrections Center. There are over 350 active customer water accounts served by the Clallam Bay/Sekiu Water System.

The objective of the Stage 2 plan is to encourage customers to conserve water wherever possible and prepare customers for additional drought response measures. Some ways water can be conserved by customers include:

Reduce outdoor water use.
Fix all leaky faucets and toilets.
Take shorter showers, not baths.
Install low-flow showerheads and faucets.
Operate automatic dish and clothes washers only when full.
Reuse clean household water. Collect all water that is wasted while waiting for the hot water to reach your faucet. Use this water for houseplants or outdoor plants.
Use water efficient appliances.

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

The Status of Other PUD Water Systems:

A Stage 3, Outdoor Use Restriction Alert, has been issued for the Island View Water System.