Onslow County seeking voluntary limits on water usage

May 29, 2019

The Onslow Water and Sewer Authority is asking customers to conserve water where possible as dry conditions and abnormal heat reduce water stores. A press release from the Authority says every month this year has seen well below normal rainfall. That along with abnormally high usage has prompted their request for customers to watch their water usage. They note water demand on Memorial Day was 13.5 million gallons. That compares to an average demand this month of 10.4 million gallons and 8.6 million gallons in May of 2018.  ONWASA says they are meeting demand but there have been some areas reporting decreased water pressure. The authorities’ stored water has dropped from 16.1 million gallons to 6.3 million. They say there have been no equipment failures, with the drop solely attributed to increased usage.