Sunday, May 18, 2008

Okay, This Post Isn't About Traffic, but Water

Loudoun County Administrator Kirby M. Bowers has lifted the Water Shortage Alert (Drought Watch) that was in place for eastern Loudoun, effective immediately, in accordance with Chapter 1044.05 of the County Code, "Water Use Restrictions, Declaration of Water Shortage Alert Stage."

Prior to last weekend's rain, the Dulles area had received 5 inches of rain for the month of April. As of Friday, May 9, Goose Creek was flowing only slightly below its median flow and Beaverdam Reservoir was nearly full. While measurements have not yet been taken, it is expected that both reservoirs are full after last weekend's rain.

Average daily demand in the Loudoun Water service area continues to hover over 20 million gallons per day, and Loudoun Water is able to meet that demand without restricting use. Loudoun Water customers, however, are asked to stagger their outdoor watering schedule so that:

  • Odd-numbered homes water lawns Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Even-numbered homes water lawns Thursdays and Sundays
  • Commercial customers irrigate Tuesdays and Fridays.

More water-saving tips are at and

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