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Stage 2 Water Alert for the Upper Fairview Water System
PUD #1 of Clallam County (PUD) is requesting that water utility customers in the Upper Fairview Water System begin voluntary water conservation measures. This is a Stage 2 Response from the District’s Drought Response Plan.
Water for the upper Fairview View Water System is primarily supplied from Morse Creek. Based on streamflow data collected by the Department of Ecology, the PUD predicts that Morse Creek streamflow will drop to 25 cfs within 2 weeks. This flow forecast, coupled with an early snowpack melt in the Olympic Mountains, triggers the criteria for a Stage 2 Drought Response Water Alert.
As a result of low flows in Morse Creek, the District is preparing to pump groundwater from wells in the lower Fairview Area to supply the upper Fairview area. The PUD is asking upper Fairview customers to voluntarily reduce their overall water usage to mitigate the added demand on these wells. The upper Fairview Water System includes the following PUD water service location areas:
- South of Blue Jay Place off Deer Park Rd.
- South of Chambers Rd. off O’Brien Rd.
- South of Bagley Bluff Trail off S. Bagley Creek Rd.
- Phillips Parkway
- Sutter Rd.
The objective of the Stage 2 Water Alert is to encourage customers to conserve and prepare customers for additional drought response measures.
- 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, Water Conservation Alert, has been issued for the Clallam Bay Sekiu Water System. A Stage 4, Mandatory Outdoor Restrictions and Indoor Conservation Alert has been issued for the Island View Water System.