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Local residents ured to conserve water to avoid disruptions in service


Despite recent rainfall, water supplies in the lower Hudson Valley are being taxed due to the heat, overall lack of rain and increased water use. Residents and businesses are asked to conserve water. If usage is too high, it could result in reduced water pressure, disruptions in service and possible mandatory restrictions, similar to those put in place in drought situations.
Many other communities have already implemented some mandatory and voluntary restrictions on water usage. Peak water usage each day occurs during the morning hours. Therefore all residents are encouraged to limit their water usage, particularly between 6 and 10 a.m.
to reduce water usage, residents are advised to do the following:
• Follow local lawn watering restrictions and do not water between 6 and 10 a.m.
• Take shorter showers
• Fix leaks
• Avoid unnecessary toilet flushes
• Don’t run water while shaving or brushing your teeth.

This entry was posted on Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 4:24 pm by Greg Clary. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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SBenischekJournal News staff writer Greg Clary writes Earth Watch, reporting on environmental issues in the lower Hudson region. Clary has been a reporter, editor and columnist at the Journal News since 1988 and has covered police and courts, transportation, municipal government, development and the environment in the Lower Hudson Valley, among other topics.
Laura IncalcaterraLaura Incalcaterra covers the environment, open space and zoning and planning issues for The Journal News. A Boston College graduate, Laura grew up in Rockland, attended East Ramapo schools and has worked for The Journal News since 1993. Laura has written features and covered North Rockland, crime, government and a host of other issues.
SBenischekMike Risinit covers Patterson and Kent in Putnam County, as well as environmental topics touching on the Hudson River and the Great Swamp. Risinit has been a reporter at The Journal News since 1998.
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