Water Woes Still Plague Lowville

Water Woes Still Plague Lowville

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The village of Lowville's mandatory conserve-water notice is still in effect, even though it was originally scheduled to be lifted last weekend. 

Mayor Donna Smith says as of Tuesday, there's just about 12 feet of water in the village's holding tank, short of the 18 to 20 feet that village officials want. 

She says it's not the dry weather that's causing the issue.

"We do not have a lack of water to filter," she said, "what we have is an extremely high amount of water usage compared to what we are able to filter."

Smith says she and other village officials are hopeful that by next week the village's holding tank will be closer to where they want it to be. 

In the meantime, water users are still told to conserve water.

The order affects water users in the village and in the towns of Lowville, Watson, New Bremen, and Martinsburg.

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