On August 24, OWD watermaster Alan Tuckey posted signs in the Cape Meares community asking residents to conserve water usage. Residents have been asking for clarification regarding guidelines for water use.
Greatest water usage is associated with pressure washing. A pressure washer uses 8 gallons/minute with a half-day usage of 1000 or about 20% of the monthly allotment of water for a residence.
Please avoid watering lawns or washing cars or boats with an open garden hose. Avoid filling swimming pools. Other activities involving water usage ok with moderation.