RESCINDING PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ADVISORY & SETTING END DATE FOR MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION NOTICE
Issued: 11/30/2023, 12:35 PM
Effective immediately, the Town of Cathlamet is rescinding the boil water advisory and setting an end date for the mandatory water conservation measures issued on November 29, 2023. We ask that you continue to conserve water until 9:00 am tomorrow morning, Friday, December 1, 2023.
Update from our Superintendent: Bacteria were not found in the drinking water samples taken on November 29th. The precautionary boil water advisory has been lifted effective immediately; however, non-essential water usage should continue to be limited until 9:00 am on Friday, December 1st since reservoir levels are only at 60%. If your water appears cloudy or discolored in any way, please run your faucets before using and contact Public Works if the problem persists. Our sincere thanks go out to everyone for your patience and understanding while we worked to resolve these issues. Please contact the Public Works Superintendent at (360) 795-3203 x4 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns regarding these notices. Boil Water Advisory Informaon & Tips from the CDC can be found here: htps://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/drinking/drinking-water-advisories/boil-water-advisory.html
Issued: 11/29/2023, 12:00 PM
Effective immediately, the Town of Cathlamet is implementing mandatory water conservation measures for all customers served by the Town of Cathlamet and Wahkiakum PUD Puget Island Water systems. Cathlamet is permitted to impose water use restrictions on its customers pursuant to Cathlamet Municipal Code 13.40.030. These use restrictions will continue until the Town provides notice that the mandatory water conservation has been lifted.
The Town of Cathlamet has determined that mandatory water conservation is needed at this time in order to protect the integrity of the Cathlamet supply and distribution system because the Town is experiencing a short-term supply shortage (total available water supply is not enough to meet maximum system demand) due to a massive pipe failure that led to water loss in excess of 500,000 gallons from our reservoirs. If use restrictions are not put in place immediately, the result could be a lowering of pressure or a loss of water to customers.
While mandatory water conservation is in place, all Town customers are required to reduce essential water use and eliminate nonessential uses of water, which include the following:
The Town will lift the water use restrictions as soon as it is safe to do so. We anticipate that reserve levels will be fully restored within 48-72 hours. It is greatly appreciated and anticipated that all customers will comply with the use restrictions identified above in order to continue to receive safe, adequate and reliable water service.
Town of Cathlamet, Public Works Department (360) 795-3203 x4