Seattle, Tacoma and Everett ask people to conserve water
SEATTLE (AP) — The cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett are asking people to avoid wasting water in response to the hot, dry weather and low river levels.
Seattle and Everett say their water outlook is “fair” and the municipalities should have enough water into fall when rainfall typically replenishes the supply, both cities said in press releases. Seattle’s water supply covers the city along with 25 other cities and water districts in King County. Everett’s water supply serves 80 percent of Snohomish County.
Tacoma says its use of the Green River for summer water demands is being augmented with groundwater wells.
Tacoma’s water supply serves Tacoma and several surrounding communities in Pierce and King counties.
The three cities are urging customers to take steps to avoid wasting water, including watering lawns before 8 a.m. or after 7 p.m. to reduce evaporation and to use full loads in washing machines.