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. The weather pattern continues to show wet weather in the long-term forecast. This, coupled with the cooler weather, has reduced the water demand on the system. Additionally, the Pease Tradeport’s drinking water system recently received approval to reactivate the Haven Well, which was brought into service on August 3, 2021. This well, now being treated through a brand new water treatment facility, is capable of producing 768,000 gallons of water a day, which increases the overall Portsmouth/Pease water system supply by ten percent.
The City of Portsmouth’s Water | Sewer | Stormwater Divisions encourage residents to “Think Blue” and consider some of these water-saving measures you can practice at home: www.cityofportsmouth.com/publicworks/water/water-efficiency-information
Other water efficiency tips can be found on the UNH Cooperative Extension and New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services websites at: https://extension.unh.edu/blog/water-conservation-fundamentals-gardening-and-landscaping
Water operations staff are continuously assessing our supply conditions and will provide additional updates as needed. Please check our City’s website for the latest Water Supply Status Report: www.cityofportsmouth.com/publicworks/water/supply-status
To read the full report CLICK HERE