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Frederick Water and Administrators reinstate the Drought Emergency

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Frederick Water in coordination with the Frederick County Administrators have once again instituted a Drought Emergency effective November 15.

Where it has rained Frederick County only received 25 percent of the average rainfall in October.

With no significant rain forecasted in the near future the drought conditions persist.

The most server conditions are concentrated in the Shenandoah Valley.

Despite plenty of rain in September groundwater levels have continued to decline thus the drought emergency.

Access to reliable water supply is not only critical for health and safety of our community but also imperative for fire suppression among other uses.

Much like in the summer citizens are asked to conserve water and reduce consumption by 20 percent for rural customers and by 25 percent for non-residential customers.

Water conservation tips are found here..

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