CG’s Watershed Team uses collaboration to reduce flood risk.

We’ve had a lot of rain in the past week, and that means worry about flooding and sewer overflows.  We can reduce this risk by using less water during periods of heavy rain.  CG’s Watershed Team has set up a system to alert the public when reduced water use is indicated.  Working together with MMSD and local media, they’ve set up the Water Drop Alert system.  MMSD indicates when water levels in the Deep Tunnel
are becoming an issue, then local media broadcasts an alert during their radio and TV weather reports asking the public to reduce water use until it stops raining e.g. delay laundry, delay running dishwasher, take shorter showers, etc.  Below is a story Channel 12 did on May 1, 2017.  If you’d like to receive a personal Water Drop alert just text WATERDROP to 797979.

Channel 12 – Waterdrop Alert