In the Pacific Northwest, we're used to thinking of water as plentiful and widely available. With continuing population growth and climate changes, our region's water supplies will need to meet increased future water demands - some areas in the region sooner rather than later.
Summer Water Supply and Usage - 2015
We are just entering the summer season, and there is already a lot of talk about droughts and water shortages throughout the State. This summer season is a little different, with the mild winter and dry spring, so we thought our customers should know about our water supply status.
Our primary water source, Clear Creek and Roaring Creek, are located in the City-owned watershed west of town. The City also holds contracts, with the Bureau of Reclamation, for stored water in Hagg Lake and Barney Reservoir. We expect to have plenty of water, even in a long, dry summer season, but we do not have water to waste, and we encourage our customers to be efficient and use our resources wisely.
The City offers free water-saving devices and educational materials to our citizens. You may pick up water-saving devices (faucet aerators, shower heads, outdoor watering gauges, leak detection tablets, toilet fill cycle diverters, and educational tip cards) from the Engineering Office.
You can save up to 40% of the water used by sink faucets replacing your older faucet aerators with new water-efficient ones.
WEEKLY WATERING NUMBER
The weekly watering number is the amount of water, in inches, that lawns should be watered each week in the Forest Grove area. Click on the link below and see how many inches you should be watering your lawn. Also learn about other outdoor watering guidelines and tips from the Regional Water Providers Consortium.
The City of Forest Grove participates in the Regional Water Providers Consortium. For additional information regarding water conservation, please visit their website at www.conserveh20.org
Updated June 30, 2015