Water Supply Status

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Current Status as of Sept. 11, 2014
  • Depth — 42.4 feet
  • Percentage Full — 97.8 percent
  • Average Hillsborough Water Usage for Week Ending:
    • June 13 — 1.294 million gallons per day
    • June 20 — 1.232 mgd
    • June 27 — 1.213 mgd
    • July 4 — 1.237 mgd
    • July 11 — 1.216 mgd
    • July 18 — 1.270 mgd
    • July 25 — 1.245 mgd
    • Aug. 1 — 1.137 mgd
    • Aug. 8 — 1.178 mgd
    • Aug. 15 — 1.114 mgd
    • Aug. 22 — 1.195 mgd
    • Aug. 29 — 1.254 mgd
    • Sept. 5 — 1.323 mgd
  • Days of Water Supply Remaining — 339

The reservoir is approximately 7 inches below full. The minimum release for September is 1 cubic feet per second (449 gallons per minute, 0.646 mgd), which is being released. At our current water usage level, we have approximately 339 days of water supply remaining. The average Hillsborough water usage during the last four weeks is 1.222 mgd (a 1.2 percent increase over the previous four-week period). Compared to the same four-week period in 2013, we are using 10.1 percent more water.
 
Hillsborough water customers are not under any water use restrictions. The town is under Stage 1 withdrawal restrictions from the Eno River, which limits our withdrawal to 1.510 mgd unless additional water is released from the West Fork Eno Reservoir.

Lake Orange is full.