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Posted on: September 8, 2021

City Declares Stage II Water Shortage

Water Shortage

Due to low flows in the Elwha River, which influences the amount of water available to the City’s water system, a Stage II Water Shortage has been declared by the City of Port Angeles.  This means that immediate voluntary reductions in water consumption are encouraged.  Some recommended voluntary conservation actions include:

  • Install low-flow shower heads and faucets.
  • Reduce frequency and volume of lawn watering, and limit it to early morning or evenings.
  • Collect a rebate for installing water-efficient toilets, rain barrels, and watering timers.
  • Reduce car washing frequency.
  • Operate automatic dishwashers/clothes washers only when full.
  • Think about other ways to conserve water.

If you would like information on water conservation, please call 417-4715, or you may visit the City’s water conservation web page at

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