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.