After unusually hot weather, the regions all time driest May through July period, and in preparation of a potentially drier than normal fall, the Monroe, Everett, Seattle and Tacoma water suppliers have moved to the second stage of their water shortage response plans - voluntary reductions.
The voluntary stage has been enacted because the potential for a water supply shortage continues to increase. The City of Monroe is asking customers to help by voluntarily reducing their water usage by 10%. For the average customer that means a reducing the consumption of water by about 15-20 gallons daily.
If conditions worsen, further reductions may be requested or may become mandatory in order to preserve the available supply.
For more information on saving water or the drought response plan click the links below
The City of Monroe's water conservation program is built upon a partnership with the City of Everett. Both Everett and Monroe are required to have a Water Use Efficiency (WUE) program in place as mandated by Washington State Law. In response to this mandate the Cities have banded together to produce a "no hassle" FREE toolkit for homeowners. Items available include toilet tank leakage monitors, automated watering timers and reminder calendars to cut down on over watering of landscapes. .
If you are a homeowner that would like to save money on your next water/sewer bill and reduce your environmental impact, please contact City of Monroe conservation staff at 360-863-4546 or stop by City Hall to pick up your free kit (while supplies last)