July 27, 2015
Bellevue, WA – Cascade Water Alliance announced today that it is joining Seattle Public Utilities, Tacoma Water and the City of Everett in declaring a regional water advisory.
Cascade and its members, Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, Tukwila and the Sammamish Plateau and Skyway Water and Sewer Districts, get their drinking water from the Seattle water supply. This year’s current low snowpack coupled with high temperatures and resulting increased demand have increased the potential for lower water supply availability. Seattle is making operational changes to maximize water supply.
“Residents and businesses should continue to use water wisely to help ensure sufficient water supply for people and fish,” said Chuck Clarke, Cascade CEO.
“This is a time to assess and reevaluate your own water use. Conserve inside your home by washing only full loads in your dishwasher and washing machine. Fix leaking faucets and toilets. Take shorter showers. Turn off the water when brushing your teeth. Take your car to a commercial car wash.”
Residents should contact their respective utility for specific information in your community.
For more information on the water advisory visit www.seattle.gov/util.
For water efficient tips and how to use water wisely visit http://cascadewater.org/conservation.php