Portsmouth’s Water Division issues a monthly Water Supply Status Report to keep customers appraised of the current water supply conditions. This resource provides customers detailed information on any potential water restrictions, demand, precipitation, groundwater levels, river flows and reservoir levels to make customers aware not only of the current conditions but to also bring awareness to their water use.
According to our latest report, there are no water use restrictions at this time. There are no water use restrictions at this time. There has been slightly less than the average amount of precipitation over the winter; however a wet April reduced the deficit and caused groundwater levels to rise. At this time, reservoir levels and river flow rates are within typical ranges based on historic records for April and groundwater levels are slightly above average.
We continue to ask our water customers to please use water wisely, minimize waste, and incorporate water efficient fixtures and appliances whenever possible. In an effort to support this goal, the City offers all residential water customers rebates for the installation of low-flow toilets and high-efficiency washing machines. More details can be found in the Public Works Billing Information section of the City’s website.
Additional updates and tips regarding water efficiency can be accessed here.
Water operations staff continue to assess the supply conditions and will provide updates at least monthly.