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The Town of Front Royal is now under a mandatory water conservation effort as the water flow of the Shenandoah River continues to drop.
The City of Winchester is currently operating under a drought watch as well.
Frederick Water, who shares a water purchasing agreement with Winchester and with current drought watch is also asking customers to conserve water usage immediately.
As of August 15, the town of Strasburg has been under a drought emergency.
All these communities are asking all municipal water customers to stop nonessential water usage until further notice.
The water level of the Shenandoah River continues to drop with no substantial rain projected for the foreseeable future.
Violations of the mandatory water conservation effort in Front Royal could lead to a $1,000 fine for each offense committed.
Water saving suggestions are found here.
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