The City of Forks is requesting that city water customers undertake voluntary water conservation measures at this time. The city wells are at ‘fair’ levels now but if the hot, dry weather continues there could be issues later, and mandatory restrictions would be required.
Some suggested measures include:
Don’t water your lawn. Watering the yard can use upwards of 1,000 gallons a day.
If you must water a new lawn or if you have a garden, water late in the evening or dusk and/or early in the morning when evaporation is least likely to occur.
Do not water in the middle of the day, or when it is windy and when using sprinklers do NOT water the sidewalk, driveway or street.
This is a precautionary request for the volunteer spirit of Forks, to help give the city and our aquifer, the ability to get through what’s shaping up to be a hot, dry summer. If you need more information, stop by City Hall, 500 E. Division St., and pick up a handout on other water conservation techniques, or call 360-374-5412 if you have further questions.