NEW CITY – Rockland County Executive Edwin Day announce on Thursday that a stage two water emergency has been declared in the county resulting in mandatory limitations on water use by all residents and businesses. The alert began immediately.
The mandatory water saving measures follow two earlier requests for voluntary conservation.
Day said rainfall from March through June was 36 percent below average forcing the county to impose mandatory restrictions “to protect public health and safety.”
The restrictions include days of the week and time of day that lawns may be watered; car washing only at commercial car washes; the shutting off of non-recycled water fountains and reflecting pools; the repair of all water leaks within 48 hours; and a prohibition on the exportation of bulk water out of the county.