Portsmouth’s Water Division issues a monthly Water Supply Status Report to keep customers appraised of the current water supply conditions. This resource provides customers detailed information on any potential water restrictions, demand, precipitation, groundwater levels, river flows and reservoir levels to make customers aware not only of the current conditions but to also bring awareness to their water use.
According to our latest report, there are no water use restrictions at this time. However, data we have been tracking show that there has been considerably less precipitation during the fall and winter months this year than average. Intermittent storms have provided some recharge to the reservoir and aquifers; however, the lack of snow-pack may result in lower than normal spring recharge if this trend continues. At this time, the groundwater levels, reservoir levels and river flow rates are within typical ranges for this time of year.
We continue to ask our water customers to please use water wisely, minimize waste, and incorporate water efficient fixtures and appliances whenever possible. In an effort to support this goal, the City offers all residential water customers rebates for the installation of low-flow toilets and high-efficiency washing machines. More details can be found in the Public Works Billing Information section of the City’s website.
Additional updates and tips regarding water efficiency can be accessed here.
Water operations staff continue to assess the supply conditions and will provide updates at least monthly.