Customer Service Office
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon. - Fri.)
OCTOBER 10, 2008
- Portsmouth's reservoirs are at
87% of useful capacity as of this morning. Lakes Cohoon, Meade,
Kilby, and Speights Run levels are
respectively. This is a
2% change since the last report on
October 3, 2008.
The median capacity for the current month is
average capacity is
(Average & Median
1969 - 2007)
- Rainfall (as recorded at the Lake Kilby Water Treatment Facility
gauge Suffolk, VA) October 1 - September 30 Wateryear in brackets
- Current year to date:
37.65 inches [
- Monthly total to date:
October average rainfall:
- Median drought year average through
- Year to date (
deficit) against the 29 year average:
- Emergency Wells:
Are OFF except for normal maintenance pumpling.
- Reservoir water transfers: (
- Beginning on:
L Kilby gate closed 100% 9/29
- Estimated days of storage remaining at current pumpage and
240 days. (@ raw water pumpage flow
13.761 MGD; Finish flow
your part to conserve our water supply!
Wash only full loads of clothes and dishes!
Use the wastebasket instead of the toilet for trash
such as facial tissues!
Don't wash your car!
Wise people take quick showers, not full tub baths!
Don't wait to fix that drip! It can waste 25
gallons or more every day!
Up! Running the water while you shave or brush your
teeth wastes more water than one person drinks in a week!
shrubs with a can or bucket instead of a hose and let your
lawn mellow to a nice brown!