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February 27, 2014

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Thursday, Feb. 27,2014 -Mason County Journal- Page A-15 CITY: Repaired mains causing wa :er use decrease continued from page A-2 system service area averaged 1.7 mil- lion gallons per day in 1998. By 2008, average daily use was down to just more than 1 million gallons per day. "That's a huge decrease," Dose told the commissioners. In his report to the commissioners, Dose said the decrease in water use is due to eliminating leaking water mains and such associated infrastruc- ture as valves and meters, and chang- es in the city's water rate structure that encourages conservation. In January 2007, the city set three water-efficiency goals: Reduce total consumption by 1 percent annually. Reduce distribution system leak- age to 15 percent within six years. Reduce residential water con- sumption by 3 percent during the next six years. Dose pointed out that distribution system leakage was about 12.8 per- cent in 2007, and was reduced to an average of 6.1 percent between 2008 and 2012. The staff is recommending that the city amend its goal to strive to maintain distribution leakage of 8 percent or less from 2014 through 2010. Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks BRIEFS: Families sought for nonpn00fit organization continued from page A-7 who might not have a relation- ship with a financial institu- tion, we will be financially empowering them by helping them handle money in the most convenient and afford- able way possible." For more information about the program, call 436-4999. Soup, song benefit slated Love INC of Mason County has its annual soup and song benefit concert at 6 p.m. Friday at Shelton Presbyterian Church, 1430 Shelton Springs Road. Entry is by donation at the door, with a suggested dona- tion of $10 per person. The event features soups donated by local restaurants, music performed by the Crich- ton family (also known as the C Strings) and a family sharing the story of how Love INC and local churches helped them move beyond life in a homeless shelter to employ- ment and an apartment. Donations will be accepted during the evening to help Love INC help Mason County residents in need. For more information, call Leanna Shipp at 462-5693. Wanted: Habitat for Humanity families Habitat for Humanity of Mason County is accepting applications for families for homes being built in 2014. The homes are sold to partner families at no profit, and are financed through low- interest or no-interest loans. To be eligible, the family must have lived i.n Mason County for at least one year; be willing to be a partner with Habitat for Humanity; have a steady gross income of 30 percent to 60 percent of the current median for Mason County; be willing to work 400 hours of"sweat equity" as a down payment toward the new home; and be in need of a safe living envi- ronment. The organization is tem- porarily closing its Shelton Habitat store on Cota Street as it finalizes its move to 1826 Olympic Highway North. The move means the group's office and store will be in a single location. For an application or to get more information, call Habitat for Humanity of Ma- son County at 426-8134 or go to habitatmasonwa.org. Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks Come in and join us for BREAKFAST every SUNDAY morning. A full menu to choose from which includes coffee & juice. Everyone welcome. 9:00 am to 11:00 am 113 W. Cota, next to Huntington Glass Shelton 426-5060 February 28 - March 6 organic, and fair trade Ingredients m Cash Bar -- 21 & older event 190 W. Sentry Drive Shelton I  country o* AcrJ.m J Changing for the Better (Behind Gillis Auto Center) Colifornio