Fallsburg faces water shortage

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TOWN OF FALLSBURG – The recent lack of rain and the influx of thousands of summer residents are taxing the Town of Fallsburg’s water supply.

As a result, Town Supervisor Kathy Rappaport said they have imposed voluntary water restrictions for the time being.

“Our water shortage is a combination of going from 15,000 people to 150,000 people pretty much overnight. We did not have rain for more than 10 days I believe, so our storage tanks were very low. They were down to nine feet. We should be about 30 feet,” she said.

Rappaport said because of some heavy rains of late, the water tank levels have risen slightly.