Last summer, Ashland used approximately 4.5 millions of gallons of water per day. Currently the water flowing in the east and west forks of Ashland Creek into Reeder Reservoir is sufficient to meet our daily water needs. However, as the flow decreases the City must supplement the volume of water in the reservoir to meet summer demand. Water from Reeder Reservoir is treated downhill at the Water Treatment Plant and the potable water is then stored in four reservoirs and distributed to water users in town.
TID water is diverted and pumped uphill to the Water Treatment Plant from the Terrace Street pump station. TID customers who receive water from the Granite Street to Grandview TID ditch will stop receiving water at that time.
A meeting will be scheduled next week to explain why this action is necessary and to offer water conservation audits and tips to conserve water during the drought.
Questions and concerns may be addressed to the water department at 541-488-5353 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org