Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Want to water your lawn and watch the green grass return?
Thanks to shorter days and cooler temperatures around the area, the city of White Salmon is now giving water users a green light to turn the taps on -- at least for now.
"It's getting cooler and we're able to maintain our production of water," said Mayor David Poucher last week. "We're monitoring the level on a daily basis, and we're doing very well."
Poucher explained that it is typical for water use to decline after the summer months.
"In July and August we get hammered, but now it's a little bit easier," he said. "We're able to maintain our supply, so people can go ahead and water."
Poucher added that the city has been able to keep its water reservoirs full in recent weeks, which is vital in the event of a fire.
However, despite lifting the most severe restrictions on water use, Poucher cautioned residents not to overdo it.
"We're still asking people to conserve as best they can," he said.