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August 18, 2015 Water Update

City Water Supply is at ‘AMBER’ Level

Efforts to conserve water should continue.

CORDOVA, Alaska – City of Cordova’s Public Works Department has issued an update on water status for the community during this busy fishing season. As of 8:20 am Monday morning we had received 0.88 inches of rain on Sunday and .48 inches when this report was compiled. Maintenance work was completed and all plants were back online as of August 12, 2015.
Here is the official report for Monday, August 17th, 2015 from the Water Department:
Today’s water status is at AMBER level.

  • Orca was flowing at 775 gallons per minute.
  • Murcheson is currently treating 950 gallons per minute.
  • Meals is currently treating 1000 gallons per minute. Meals reservoir level is 30 inches below the spillway.
  • Morpac is at 22.8 feet, Ski Hill tank is at 23.3 feet and Mews is at 16.2 ft.
  • Eyak Filter Plant was put off line on August 9, 2015 at 12 noon and remains offline as of this report.

The City of Cordova averages around 1.5 million gallons per day in the slow season but during July and August (peak processing months) the average daily use is 3.36 million gallons per day. Also some of the driest months on record.

All water users (residential, industrial, commercial, governmental, etc.) are always encouraged to conserve water as much as possible, but especially when we are in the ‘red’ warning stage.
The City of Cordova thanks you for your cooperation!


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