Tuesday is forecast to be the warmest day of the year so far. Despite the forecast, the city of Olympia is asking residents to not water lawns or wash cars so that the city has enough water on supply.
That’s because for about 15 hours Tuesday (May 23), the city’s contractor “will tie into the existing 36-inch water pipeline to connect to a new corrosion control facility,” according to a news release.
The McAllister Wellfield pipeline supplies 70 percent of the city’s water.
The city wants residents to avoid unnecessary water use on Tuesday just in case the work takes longer than 15 hours. Don’t worry, though, the city says residents will have water when they turn on the faucet, flush the toilet or take a shower.
The corrosion control facility will use aeration to raise the pH (potential of hydrogen) of water coming from the well field. Raising the pH level will eliminate the potential for lead and copper in household piping to leach into the water.