Why does MMWD ask customers to conserve water even when the reservoirs are at normal levels or above?
Even when full, our reservoirs hold only about a two-year supply of water. A dry year or two can have a big impact on our supply. For example, in January 2013 our reservoirs were completely full; one year later they were nearly half empty due to the drought. Since we don't know from one year to the next how much rainfall we will receive, it's always important to use water wisely to help preserve as much water in our reservoirs as possible. Thank you for doing your part!

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1. Why does MMWD ask customers to conserve water even when the reservoirs are at normal levels or above?
2. Why does MMWD let water flow over the reservoir spillways? Isn't that wasting water?
3. Can MMWD enlarge the reservoirs to hold more water by raising the dams?
4. Have MMWD’s reservoirs lost capacity due to sedimentation?
5. If sedimentation is found to be a problem, could the reservoirs be restored to their original capacity through dredging?
6. What is MMWD doing to maximize the amount of water in our reservoirs?