Port Angeles: Council to consider water-shortage rules

PORT ANGELES — The City Council will consider an ordinance tonight establishing water use restrictions in the event of a water shortage.

The proposed ordinance doesn’t mean the city is experiencing a shortage. It just gives the city the legal framework to deal with a shortage should one occur.

The ordinance establishes five stages ranging from the least serious Stage 1 to the most serious Stage 5. The five stages of water shortage are anticipated, serious, critical, emergency and regional disaster.

Stages 1 and 2 can be declared by the city manager. Stages 3 through 5 must be declared by the City Council.

The council will discuss the ordinance during tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting in City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St.

Full details appear in today’s edition of the Peninsula Daily News. Click onto “Subscribe” to have your PDN delivered to your home or office.

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