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Posted on: August 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] North Bend Moves to Stage 2 of Water Conservation Ordinance

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Based on a combination of current watershed conditions and a continued forecast of hot and dry weather, North Bend Public Works Director Mark Rigos hhas declared the City is moving to Stage 2 of its Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO), effective August 22, 2023. The WCO will remain in effect until further notice.

As climate change continues to impact King County and the Pacific Northwest region, the City encourages citizens to join in on conservation efforts, and the WCO is a great way to actively help make a difference. The months of May and July this year were some of the hottest spring months on record for the Seattle area. This caused snow to melt throughout our watershed much faster than usual.

The WCO pertains to all property owners inside City limits and all City of North Bend water customers inside or outside City limits. 

Resources and more information about local water conservation and weather events:

Stay up to date on the WCO and other local city news by: 

  • Signing up for “Notify Me,” a free online subscription tool that allows you to pick from a range of topics that will be sent to your email or mobile device
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Efficient use of water remains a key component to the overall management of water. The City appreciates your efforts to help conserve this limited natural resource.

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