Strasburg declares a drought watch

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The Town of Strasburg declared a drought watch and is encouraging voluntary water conservation measures.

The low river flow levels caused the town to follow the drought response plan as outlined by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Water Supply and the Virginia Water Protection withdrawal permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality.

All citizens including those with a private well are encouraged to reduce water consumption.

Some measures recommended include reducing or eliminating outside watering, avoiding washing cars, limiting showers to 5 to 10 minutes per person, and only running the dishwasher when its full among other water conservation methods.

There are more water saving methods found here.

Monitor the Town’s social media and website regarding the status of the drought watch.

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Strasburg has declared drought watch conditions

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Jay Mckinley Interim Town Manager of Strasburg has issued a press release.

He has declared a drought watch condition and would like all residents and local businesses to begin voluntary water conservation measures.

All residents including private well users are encouraged to help save water.

Should any of these measures become mandatory citizens will be notified.

Official press release with tips and tricks to conserve both indoors and outdoors is located at

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