Beginning June 1, the city of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District implemented a voluntary watering schedule through September 1.
Residents with odd-numbered street addresses are being asked to limit watering to Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Residents with even-numbered street addresses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Mondays are non-watering days to allow reservoirs to recharge after the weekend.
The goal of the watering schedule is to help reduce stress on water supplies during the warm, dry summer months when outdoor water usage peaks.
“We are fortunate to have award-winning quality water for our citizens. This program helps to insure that supply remains available and affordable for generations to come,” said Ravyn Whitewolf, public works director for the city.
It is also a part of a regional effort by the Whatcom Water Alliance to better manage water supplies. The alliance formed in 2008 and is a group of local water utilities that share the common goal of working together to improve the management of our water resources.
For more information about the watering schedule and outdoor water conservation practices, visit bbwsd.com.