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Posted on: October 16, 2020

North Bend Water Conservation Ordinance Stage 1 and 2 End for 2020

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Effective Friday, October 16, 2020, City of North Bend water use restrictions for this calendar year will cease.  

Per the City's Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO - North Bend Municipal Code 13.050.060), Public Works Director Mark Rigos has determined that beginning today, water use reductions defined in WCO Stage 1 and Stage 2 will come to an end for 2020.  

Public Works Director Rigos believes there is adequate water supply available for potable, beneficial and mitigation uses for the remainder of the year.  

North Bend's Water Conservation Ordinance Stage 1 began on August 15th. After 100 days with virtually no rain and an unseasonably hot September, the City moved to Stage 2 on October 6th.  

Stage 2 of the WCO is triggered by the level of Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Chester Morse Lake Masonry Pool located near Rattlesnake Lake. If WCO Stage 2 (and 3) are needed, their start dates are driven by weather conditions, water use by 25+ other water jurisdictions served by SPU and maintenance at the Masonry Pool.

The City of North Bend thanks residents and businesses for their efforts to conserve water to protect the environment and the Snoqualmie River.  

As a reminder, Stage 1 of the Water Conservation Ordinance will automatically commence August 15, 2021 and is applicable to all homes and businesses located within the city limits.


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