July 18, 2014
July 25 – Consumption for the past week has been slightly less than the previous week’s high of 52.5 million gallons. However, consumption for the week remained high at over 50 million gallons consumed, totaling an approximate 28 million gallons over the state recommended watering guidelines. Stream flows from the American Fork River, a main contributor to the Cedar Hills irrigation water supply, continue to decline. Flows are now at critical low levels of approximately 30 cubic feet per second (CFS), during the multi-year drought our region is now facing. In non-drought years, flow would be expected to be in excess of 100 CFS. We remind residents to slow the flow on individual systems and conserve irrigation resources. We are fast approaching the point where demand will exceed supply, as city-wide consumption has increased, while river flow and irrigation supply has decreased.