Lowville Orders People To Conserve Water Due To 'Critical Level'

Lowville Orders People To Conserve Water Due To 'Critical Level'

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It's no longer a request, it's an order. The village of Lowville is telling people to conserve water or face a fine.

The village sent out a "critical water level notification" on Thursday.

It orders water customers in the village and the towns of of Lowville, Watson, New Bremen, and Martinsburg to reduce water usage until further notice. 

"The Village of Lowville water system has experienced excessive consumption in the last several weeks. That coupled with the ongoing drought, extreme heat and lack of rain has caused an increase in consumption for outdoor activities including pool filling and lawn, yard and garden care," the notification said.

The village said a steady decline in the water level in its reservoir triggered the notice.

"Customers are hereby required to conserve water. Mandatory reduction methods include no water hauling, no automobile washing, no swimming pool filling, no lawn watering as well as limiting laundry washing and any unnecessary water use," the notice stated.

Violators of the order will face a fine. 

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