OLYMPIA - Thurston County residents who are hooked up to the county's Boston Harbor Water Utility are being asked to temporarily cut back on their water usage. The request is due to a malfunction in the well pumps that supply water to the reservoir.-30-
Thurston County Public Works Director Ramiro Chavez says it was noticed today that the pumps that bring well-water into the system were malfunctioning and the reservoir levels were depleting. The pumps were restarted and officials are monitoring to make sure they stay on. "In the meantime, we are asking those hooked up to the system to voluntarily cut back on water consumption to assist in filling the reservoir to normal levels."
Chavez says it would be helpful for Boston Harbor Utility customers to cease outdoor watering and otherwise cut consumption for a few days until water reservoir levels return to normal. This will also help ensure that proper water flows continue.
Public Works officials will continue to monitor the situation and will let system users know as soon as reservoir levels return to normal.