Conservation Goals Public Forum

Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2013

On Tuesday, June 4, the District will hold a public forum to discuss proposed new six-year Water Use Efficiency goals. The public is invited to attend and give feedback on the proposed goals.

The forum will be held during the regular meeting of the Commissioners. The Commission meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. and is located at the District's main office at 1415 Freeway Drive in Mount Vernon.

In 2008, through a public forum process, the PUD established measurable water-saving goals for the next six years for both the supply- and demand-side of our distribution system.  

These goals provide a benchmark for achievement and play a significant role in defining the success of the PUD’s water use efficiency program.

Pressure on Skagit PUD's water resources comes from many sources, including population growth, instream flows (protecting fish, wildlife and recreation), and business needs.

Water systems using their water efficiently allow growth in their communities and water for other environmental uses. The efficient use of water helps ensure reliable water supplies are available for our customers.

Our proposed water use efficiency goals for 2014-2019 are as follows:

  1. Save a cumulative total of six million gallons of water by 2019.

  2. Reduce distribution system leakage to 10 percent or less of total water produced per year.