Water Supply Update

Water Supply Update - February

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Water Supply Update
Serving the Communities of Hingham, Hull, & North Cohasset
 

Recent precipitation in January and February have improved drought conditions across the state, however, the area is still in a moderate drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The precipitation results recorded at the Water Treatment Plant in Hingham for the month of February were 4.0 inches, which is 0.16 inches above average for the month of February. For calendar year 2017, we are 2.78 inches above average. However, as you may recall we ended 2016 with more than a 9 inch deficit. Both groundwater and surface water levels have risen in the past month. As of February 28, 2017, Accord Pond was at 90% capacity, which is back to normal for this time of year.