Water News


Water Supply Status Report August 5, 2021

August 5, 2021

Voluntary Water Restrictions Lifted

Over ten inches of rain fell on the Seacoast area of New Hampshire in July. This amount of rain has significantly reduced the 12-month annual rainfall deficit we had been experiencing so far this year.


Water Supply Status Report June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

Voluntary Water Restrictions Implemented - The Seacoast area of New Hampshire is currently in Stage 1 of drought conditions with abnormally dry conditions. The current hot and dry weather is also increasing water supply demands.


Portsmouth DPW Water Division Releases May 2021 Water Supply Status Report & Current Conditions

May 19, 2021

The City of Portsmouth Department of Public Works Water Division released the latest Water Supply Status Report on May 10, providing an assessment of the water supply quantity and quality available through the Portsmouth Water System. Water use generally increases during the summer months as homeowners start outdoor projects and irrigation. At the same time, the water recharge from rainfall decreases in the summer. Since May 2020, precipitation on the Seacoast was 12 inches, or 28 percent below normal.


Water Supply Status Report May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

Water use restrictions are currently not in effect. Management of our water system has helped reduce water loss due to leaks and increase groundwater levels through the efficient use of our surface water supply.