As we’re sure you are aware, the lack of rainfall has caused seriously low water levels at our reservoir. Because of this, the mayor has ordered water restrictions, effective immediately.
Please refrain from watering lawns, washing cars, pressure washing, and any other non-essential uses.
Such restrictions will be in place until further notice.
Your cooperation in the Village’s effort to conserve water at this critical time will be greatly appreciated.
Please read the expanded guidelines below.
LAWN AND LANSCAPE WATERING
Residents will not be allowed to:
- Water lawns, gardens, trees or shrubs with a sprinkler or irrigation system.
- Wash down outdoor surfaces such as exterior sidewalks, driveways or walkways.
- Use water for filling outdoor decorative features, fountains,
- Residents running remote sprinklers or irrigation will be cited.
- Residents may use hand-held watering containers (watering cans, buckets, etc.) to water plants, shrubs, flowers, containers, gardens and lawns. Watering is encouraged in the early morning or late at night is best to avoid any possible evaporation.
NEW LANDSCAPE/LAWN RENEWAL
Residents are strongly discouraged from planting new sod and are strongly encouraged to postpone planting of ALL new shrubs, flowers, trees, gardens and other landscaping until conditions subside. Aerating and overseeding of established/existing lawns is strongly discouraged.
Water runoff is strictly prohibited. This applies to both irrigation and hand watering. Watering pavement and sidewalks is a wasteful use of a precious resource during such a critical water shortage.
Residents applying for new hydrant water taking permits must apply for a variance from the water restrictions from the Village Board. Existing hydrant water taking permit holders may continue to draw water from designated locations.
Washing automobiles, boats, watercraft or other vehicles is prohibited during this water restriction.
PRESSURE WASHING AND CLEANING OF BUILDINGS, ETC.
Pressure washing businesses that use their own water tank, with water supplied from an alternate source such as a well, may operate in the Village during this period. During this critical water shortage, customers are encouraged to postpone home improvement or other projects that may require pressure washing.
ORNAMENTAL FOUNTAINS OR OTHER DECORATIVE WATER BODIES
Residents should eliminate the use of water to maintain ornamental fountains, artificial waterfalls, reflection pools and decorative water bodies for aesthetic or scenic purposes, except for the minimum amount of make-up water necessary to support aquatic life.
Residents are not allowed to fill, swimming pools, wading pools or hot tubs.
- For questions about these STAGE 2 water restrictions, Village Residents may call Village Hall at (518) 945-1551. The mandatory water ban allows the Village to continue providing adequate water to all residents that receive municipal water. If demand increases substantially due to noncompliance with the guidelines, a total water ban may be implemented. Thank you for your participation in preserving this most precious and limited natural resource.