Water Supply Status

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Engineering/Utilities

Water/Sewer Billing and Collections

Status as of April 15, 2015
  • Depth — 42.35 feet
  • Percentage Full — 97.8 percent
  • Average Hillsborough Water Usage for Week Ending:
    • Jan. 30 — 0.987 million gallons per day
    • Feb. 6 — 1.078 mgd
    • Feb. 13 — 1.075 mgd
    • Feb. 20 — 1.101 mgd
    • Feb. 27 — 1.382 mgd
    • March 6 — 1.348 mgd
    • March 13 — 1.353 mgd
    • March 20 — 1.334 mgd
    • March 27 — 1.143 mgd
    • April 3 — 1.071 mgd
    • April 10 — 1.169 mgd
  • Days of Water Supply Remaining — 347

The reservoir was full until the week of April 6, when it was lowered for testing related to a planned Phase 2 expansion of the reservoir. The testing should be completed this week; the reservoir then will be allowed to refill.

The minimum release for April is 4 cubic feet per second (1,795 gallons per minute, 2.586 mgd), which is being exceeded by a discharge of about 30 cfs to keep the reservoir between 6 and 12 inches below full. The average Hillsborough water usage during the last four weeks is 1.179 mgd, a 9-percent decrease from the previous four-week period due to system flushing operations in March. Compared to the same four-week period in 2014, we are using 7 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.