Triangle Briefs

Rain slightly boosts water supply

From Staff ReportsNovember 1, 2007 

— Southern Orange County's water sources were nearly 51 percent full Wednesday, up less than 1 percent from a week ago, the Orange Water and Sewer Authority reported.

The recent rainfall at the Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant in Carrboro totaled 4.71 inches. Rain at the Cane Creek Reservoir about eight miles west of Carrboro totaled 3.24 inches.

University Lake rose about 11 inches from the middle of last week. But the Cane Creek Reservoir, the community's primary water supply, was at about the same level as last week. OWASA estimates it has a six-month water supply on hand.

Water demand decreased in recent days and was under 7.5 million gallons per day in the last three days, OWASA reported. The Stage 2 Water Shortage goal is to reduce demand to 7.8 million gallons per day or less.

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