We have had an unusually dry summer and the Seattle Regional Water System is facing a potential water shortage this fall. Cascade is asking customers to voluntarily reduce their water use. This will help stretch the region’s water supply for people and fish until we get enough rain this fall to refill the mountain reservoirs to the necessary levels. While the recent rain is helpful, sustained rain in the mountains is needed to sufficiently refill the reservoirs. Even seemingly small daily actions can add up to make a big impact.
Top Ways to Reduce Your Water Use:
- Take shorter or fewer showers
- Take a shower instead of a bath
- Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes
- Check for and fix leaks, especially running toilets
- Turn off the tap while brushing teeth/shaving
- Use water wisely and encourage friends and family to do the same
- Stop watering lawns
- Water established trees, shrubs, and perennials once a month or less
- Delay car washing or use a car wash that recycles water
- Turn off water fountains and decorative water features
- Delay non-essential pressure washing
- Delay filling pools and hot tubs
For more tips on conserving water, please visit www.weneedwater.org.