Much has been reported recently about droughts across the western part of the country and the impacts these droughts will have on municipal water supply. With the benefit of a supply of water from both surface and groundwater sources, the District anticipates no shortages of water this year. Because of slightly higher than normal snowfalls in the Green River watershed this past winter, the surface water supply we receive through the Second Supply Pipeline (“SSP”) is expected to remain available through most of the summer. The use of SSP water allows less water to be pumped from the ground, reserving more water in the aquifers. These aquifers, which are naturally replenished through infiltration of rainwater, serve as a source of supply for future needs. While the summer is expected to be drier than normal, these combined sources have sufficient capacity to meet our expected summer demands.
Issue 194 - July/August 2021