Water Supply Status Report July 6, 2021

July 6, 2021


The Seacoast area of New Hampshire is currently in Stage 1 of drought conditions with abnormally dry conditions. Last month’s hot and dry weather also increased our water supply demands. Therefore, the City of Portsmouth and Pease International Tradeport water systems are continuing to ask customers to voluntarily conserve water. The recent rainfall has helped reduce these demands, however, if dry conditions return, mandatory restrictions on non-essential water use may be required. They could include odd/even watering schedules. The following summary provides more detail.

The City of Portsmouth’s Water/Stormwater Division encourages 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


The Seacoast area of New Hampshire continues to be dryer than normal with a current 12 inch deficit from normal. June was a very dry month, with only an inch of precipitation. The rain at the beginning of July has helped to reduce water demands and replenish the reservoir a bit.

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Supply Status