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City of Winchester ends drought warning

amanda behan

As of Tuesday September 26, at 5 p.m. the City of Winchester has lifted the Drought Warning stipulation that has been in effect since September 15.

Thanks to the recent rains the water level of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River has risen significantly over the last week.

Thanks to the citizens of Winchester’s conservation efforts during the drought emergency the city saw a roughly six percent reduction in water usage.

During that same period Frederick Water recorded savings of at least 2 million gallons of water daily thanks to the community’s efforts.

The conservation efforts of all customers and businesses was necessary and providers are appreciative for the communities collective effort.

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