Water Supply Status

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Current Status as of Dec. 3, 2014
  • Depth — 43 feet
  • Percentage Full — 100 percent
  • Average Hillsborough Water Usage for Week Ending:
    • Sept. 12 — 1.301 million gallons per day
    • Sept. 19 — 1.220 mgd
    • Sept. 26 — 1.372 mgd
    • Oct. 3 — 1.291 mgd
    • Oct. 10 — 1.309 mgd
    • Oct. 17 — 1.164 mgd
    • Oct. 24 — 1.149 mgd
    • Oct. 31 — 1.155 mgd
    • Nov. 7 — 1.202 mgd
    • Nov. 14 — 1.093 mgd
    • Nov. 21 — 1.163 mgd
    • Nov. 28 — 1.072 mgd
  • Days of Water Supply Remaining — 364

The reservoir is full as of Dec. 1. The minimum release for December is 2.6 cubic feet per second (1,167 gallons per minute, 1.681 mgd), which is being exceeded by the overflow. The average Hillsborough water usage during the last four weeks is 1.133 mgd (a 5.2 percent decrease from the previous four-week period). Compared to the same four-week period in 2013, we are using 9.2 percent more water.

Hillsborough water customers are not under any water use restrictions. During the last few months, the town was under Stage 1 withdrawal restrictions from the Eno River. Flow in the river has increased sufficiently that, as of Dec. 3, the town no longer is in a “low flow” period and is not under any withdrawal restrictions.

Lake Orange is full.