Local water agency urges conservation for Issaquah customers amid power outage
January 19, 2012
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 11:40 a.m. Jan. 19, 2012
Some Issaquah residents should conserve water until further notice, as a local water agency operates on generators due to widespread power outages.
The conservation notice affects residents served by the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District. Officials asked residents to not flush toilets or put water down drains until further notice.
Customers can call the district’s 24-hour emergency line at 392-6256 if they experience pressure or water quality issues.
The district encompasses North Issaquah neighborhoods, including Providence Point, and Klahanie in unincorporated King County. Overall, the district serves 16,300 water customers and 10,100 sewer customers.
The agency’s headquarters in Sammamish is operating on generator power after snow and ice caused outages to more than 180,000 Puget Sound Energy customers across Western Washington.
Customers served by the Issaquah municipal water utility can use water normally.
Officials activated the district’s emergency operations center to respond to the situation. The water and sewer facilities continue to operate on backup generator power and district staffers continue to monitor the situation.
The district also reminded grinder pump customers about how such devices do not function during a power outage.
The information came after district officials alerted customers in a tweet posted to Twitter at 11:28 a.m.