The city asked residents last week to hold off on washing cars and watering lawns due to low water reservoirs. But residents aren’t the only ones who have to watch their water. Cruise ships are feeling it, too.
Until Juneau recovers from its temporary water shortage, ships are not allowed to fill up at the docks.
About this time every year, Salmon Creek — Juneau’s secondary water source after Last Chance Basin — gets too gritty to be potable, leaving the city to rely only on its five wells at Last Chance Basin, said Kirk Duncan, city Public Works Department director.