August 24, 2017
CRITICAL WATER LEVEL NOTIFICATION
MANDATORY REDUCTION AND PROHIBITION
of UNNECESSARY WATER USE NOTICE
WATER CUSTOMERS OF THE
VILLAGE OF LOWVILLE, THE TOWNS OF LOWVILLE, WATSON, NEW BREMEN AND MARTINSBURG
ARE HEREBY ORDERED BY THE VILLAGE OF LOWVILLE TO REDUCE WATER USAGE UNTIL
The Village of Lowville
water system has experienced excessive consumption in the last several
weeks. That, coupled with the ongoing
extreme amounts of rainfall has pushed the filtration system beyond the
capacity of the system.
The principles of the
slow sand filtration process rely on a continuous steady rate of flow through
the filters. Excessive turbidity in the
source water supply coupled with extreme consumption has had an adverse effect
on our ability to produce the necessary water.
A steady decline in the
water level in our reservoir has triggered this 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.
VIOLATORS OF THIS
MANDATORY WATER REDUCTION WILL BE SUBJECT TO TICKETING WHICH IS PUNISHABLE BY
For more information,
you may contact Mr. Thomas Compo or Mr. Rich Ross of the Village of Lowville or
the New York State Health Department in Watertown.
Please share this information with all people who are water customers of the Village of Lowville, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses).