Your efforts to use water wisely these past several months have brought us through the worst drought summer in recent memory with a full reservoir and without mandatory water curtailment.
Typical summer water use by our community is upwards of 6.5 million gallons of water per day. This summer, despite the heat and drought conditions, our community reduced its water use to an average of 4.5 million gallons of water per day. Thatís 2 million gallons of water a day that was not used on irrigating our lawns and shrubs, washing our cars and sidewalks and all the other things we often use water for during the summer.
You heard the call to action: ďUse Water WiselyĒ and you did. As a result, the City never had to initiate mandatory water curtailment.
Itís the mark of a great community that people can come together for a common purpose under the most adverse circumstances and triumph over those circumstances. Thatís the story of Ashlandís drought in a nutshell! We proved again why Ashland is so special.
Thank you Ashland. Please continue to use water wisely!
Mayor John Stromberg
City Administrator Dave Kanner