Water is getting a bit scarce along the Oregon Coast. Be frugal, people….
The Newport City Council adopted an Alert Stage 2 Water Curtailment restrictions
effective August 4 until further notice. Those restrictions follow:
1. No use of irrigation systems.
2. No vehicle washing.
3. No filling of swimming pools or spas, fountains or waterfalls.
4. Hotels/motels must post water conservation notices.
5. Commercial laundry operations must be delayed as much as is possible.
6. Discontinue scheduled flushing of water lines and fire–fighting drills involving water
7. Suspend any planned expansions of water system, including the addition of new
* All residents and businesses are required to fully participate in curtailing water use
pursuant to the provisions noted above.
* On June 28th the city issued notice of an Alert Stage 1 Water Curtailment. This
was done in conjunction with the Lincoln County Commissioner’s declaration of a
countywide drought. This was a water system advisory which informed the community of
the situation and recommended voluntary water conservation.
* At that time, the Siletz River, which is the main supply for the Big Creek Reservoir, had
been experiencing declining flows. Siletz River flows continue to decline.