The unseasonably hot summer of 2015 caused 10 year lows in the Town of Friday Harbor’s reservoir. This heighten the Island’s focus on water conservation. Despite being surrounded by water, drinking water is precious. The town’s reservoir and dam are twelve miles west of downtown. Most households outside the town limits rely on wells. Some communities use rainfall catchment systems, purchase trucked potable water, or desalinate water from the straits.
In addition to the water conservation measures already in place at the Harrison House, we set out to do our part. We proactively changed our dish washing procedures, installed new faucets and replaced leaky toilets. In one month we were shocked to learn we saved 14,000 gallons of water between the Harrison House Suites, Tucker House Inn and Coho Restaurant. It made us realize that a few small changes in behavior can have a huge impact.
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