New Windsor Implementing Water Conservation Measures Starting Oct. 8

October 10, 2016 1:24 pm Last Updated: October 12, 2016 1:11 pm

The Town of New Windsor Supervisor George Green announced that he is implementing Stage I water conservation measures. The action follows a notification from the New York City Department of Environmental Conservation that the Catskill Aqueduct will close for routine maintenance starting Oct. 9 for about 14 days. The water conservation measures are in effect until further notice.

Green announced via a press release that some of the restrictions include the following:

  • Not washing any motor vehicle, street, sidewalk, driveway, or outdoor area by means of an active source connected to the Town of New Windsor water system.
  • Not watering any lawns, shrubs, plants or trees except between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 am. and 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
  • Not filling swimming pools.
  • Not opening or using fire hydrants for purposes other than fire protection, unless by permit.

The remaining restrictions are listed in the Town Code, Section 287-37. People can call the New Windsor Water Department at 845-561-2550 with questions.

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