Water Supply Update: August 31, 2015

Water Shortage MeterAfter moving to the Voluntary Stage of their water shortage response plans on August 11, Everett, Seattle and Tacoma asked customers to reduce their water use by 10 percent to stretch water supplies, for people and fish, to the rainy season.

So how are we doing?

In the first two weeks following August 11, the region collectively cut back its water use by 10 percent, hitting the goal set by the three utilities.

However, our work doesn’t end there. While this weekend’s storm brought significant rain to the region, resulting in a modest increase in the amount of water stored in our water supply reservoirs, it is not enough to return our supplies to normal levels.

Going forward, the three cities are asking customers to please keep up their efforts to reduce water use for both people and fish by following tips like these:

  • Reduce your showering time.
  • Check for and fix leaks, including checking your toilets for silent leaks.
  • Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes.

Related Links:

Water Supply Update (updated August 31)
Current water supply graphs (pdf)
SavingWater.org