Juneau’s drinkable water levels were down to 30 percent capacity about a week ago, and the city warned against using water with reckless abandon.
Now, water levels are up to 46 percent, city Public Works Department director Kirk Duncan said. But, “we’re normally at 100 percent,” he said.
Public Works is pumping 3.5 million gallons of water out of the five wells at Last Chance Basin, Juneau’s sole water source as the city waits for the grit to settle in Salmon Creek.
Juneauites use about 3.4 million gallons of water per day, Duncan said.