Water Supply Status

The Utilities Department issues regular updates of the West Fork Eno Reservoir’s supply status. Subscribe by checking the Town News box on the subscriptions page.

Current Status as of Dec. 29, 2014
  • Depth — 43 feet
  • Percentage Full — 100 percent
  • Average Hillsborough Water Usage for Week Ending:
    • Dec. 5 — 1.095 million gallons per day
    • Dec. 12 — 1.036 mgd
    • Dec. 19 — 1.129 mgd
    • Dec. 26 — 1.078 mgd
  • Days of Water Supply Remaining — 374

The reservoir has been full since Dec. 29. 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 1.085 mgd (a 4.2 percent decrease from the previous four-week period). Compared to the same four-week period in 2013, we are using 5.8 percent more water.

Hillsborough water customers are not under any water use restrictions, and the town is not subject to any water withdrawal restrictions from the Eno River.

Lake Orange is full.