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City of Gig Harbor asks for Voluntary Water Restrictions

Gig Harbor, WA – June 12, 2015 – The City of Gig Harbor asks residents and businesses in the City water service area to participate in voluntary water restrictions beginning immediately.

Based upon findings by the City of Gig Harbor Public Works Department, water use levels between May 2014 and May 2015 have increased by 30%. Subsequently, the City requests water users within the City of Gig Harbor’s water service area to voluntarily reduce water consumption until Washington State lifts the drought emergency or November 1, 2015, whichever comes first. Suggested practices include:

A. No car washing at home.

B. No washing of driveways and sidewalks.

C. No watering of landscaping during daylight hours.

D. Watering of private landscaping during the night for even-numbered addresses on even-numbered dates.

E. Watering of private landscaping during the night for odd-numbered address on odd-numbered dates.

F. No irrigation of streetscapes and landscaping strips.

G. No irrigation of City Parks in non-play areas except where to establish vegetation.

H. Reduced irrigation of play areas in City Parks

Due to the existing drought emergency and the fact that the City is entering the months of the calendar year with the least precipitation, and thus the highest demands on the City’s water system, it is important to the health, safety, property and welfare of City residents to reduce water demands at this time.

For further information on the voluntary water restriction, please call the City of Gig Harbor at (253) 851-6170.