Port Angeles water reservoir emptied as city prepares for floating cover

PORT ANGELES — Voluntary water conservation continues this week after the Peabody Heights reservoir was emptied while a cover is installed.

The Peabody Heights reservoir, located at the east end of Viewcrest Avenue, holds seven million gallons of the city’s 16 million gallon total water storage capacity.

City residents use between five million and six million gallons per day.

City Public Works Director Glenn Cutler said the voluntary conservation measures are necessary to ensure the city’s water supply pumps can keep up with peak demands while one of the city’s two largest reservoirs is out of service.

The voluntary restrictions are expected to be in place between five and seven weeks, depending on the how long the project takes, Cutler said.

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The rest of the story appears in the Thursday Peninsula Daily News.

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