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The Town of Front Royal announced the reinstatement of the Mandatory Water Conservation efforts until further notice.
We have received some much-needed rain on and off over the past few weeks but it has been few and far between.
The continual monitoring of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River continues to be below needed levels.
In compliance with the permit for withdrawal from the river issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality the town is below acceptable levels.
In order to withdrawal water the river has to be at least 340 cubic feet per second or approximately 220 million gallons per day.
Water levels can be monitored here and currently it is below the 340 cfs.
The drop in water flow forces the town to reissue the mandatory water conservation effort for municipal water customers.
Nonessential water usage is prohibited for the time being.
Some prohibited activities include but are not limited to watering landscape, washing of vehicles or washing paved surfaces with more water saving tips availably here.
Violations of these mandatory efforts could result in a $1,000 fine per offense with each day of a violation punishable as a separate offense.
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