After a stretch of heat and sunny weather, Juneau is easing back to its cool and wet status quo and with it, people from Lemon Creek to Tee Harbor are no longer requested by the City and Borough of Juneau’s Engineering and Public Works Department to voluntarily conserve water.
The request was sent out last Wednesday as demand was exceeding the supply of the Mendenhall Valley area water storage. The increase was attributed due to the rise in warmer temperatures and a dry spell that occurred during the period.
Now, people are OK’d to go back to their normal water consumption and thanks to a community effort, the water supply saw an almost immediate reversal of the downward trends in the regional water supplies, said Chad Gubala, the treatment and production manager for the City and Borough of Juneau Public Works and Utilities Department, who is in charge of the city’s water and wastewater.
“We are very pleased with the response of the community after the request,” Gubala said. “Within 24 hours, we saw a reversal in trends. It’s really heartening to see Juneau function as a community in this way.”
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