Town of Front Royal implements voluntary water conservation efforts

The Town of Front Royal has joined the ever-growing number of locations asking citizens to begin observing voluntary water conservation efforts.

As of August 18, the daily stream flow rate of the Shenandoah River’s South Fork has dropped below 400 cubic feet per second or approximately 260 million gallons per day.

The town’s permit to withdraw water from the river stipulates that certain river flow rates require various conservation measures.

The current river flow requires the request for water conservation efforts be practiced by all consumers of town water.

The conservation efforts are in effect until further notice.

Water conservation tips can be found here.

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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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