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Stage 2 Water Alert for the Fairview, Evergreen, Carlsborg and Panoramic Heights Water Systems
PUD #1 of Clallam County (PUD) is requesting that water utility customers in the Carlsborg, Evergreen, Fairview and Panoramic Heights water systems begin voluntary water conservation measures. This is a Stage 2 Response from the District’s Drought Response Plan.
Last week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency citing low snowpack and low river flows. According to the District’s Drought Response Plan, a drought declaration meets the criteria for a Stage 2 Response for all of the District’s surface and ground water systems. The PUD has begun asking customers to voluntarily reduce their overall water usage.
The objective of the Stage 2 plan is to encourage customers to conserve and prepare customers for additional drought response measures later in the season.
Some ways customers can reduce their water consumption 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:
Island View Water System – Stage 3, Clallam Bay/Sekiu Water System – Stage 2.
Water Conservation Alerts have not been issued for the Gales Addition, Mt. Angeles or Monroe Water Systems. These systems rely on purchased water from the City of Port Angeles, which has not issued any conservation alerts for the year at the time of this release.